Tribute - Bombardment: a memorable remembrance

Re Remember Scarborough, Tuesday December 16.

I would like to personally thank all involved in the events of the day.

Unsung heroes for me were Barry Moody and the Royal British Legion representatives for their continued support on these occasions. Liz Blades for her shop display on South Street where my relative Leonard Ellis died and Harry Frith. Pam Walgate and the Friends of Dean Road Cemetery for their tireless work and what a result.

Special memories of the day were the dignified service at the Town Hall in the early morning with a glorious sunrise. Everyone was very reverend throughout the events. The flotilla of boats passing placing their wreaths in the water and the 18 gun salute from the castle for each of the casualties.

The Act of Remembrance and the Last Post played by the Salvation Army bugler which was flawless. The placing of the poppies on the memorial seat and the releasing of the doves were all nice touches.

At the Cairn in Dean Road the school children singing Silent Night. A memorable day much appreciated.

Linda Ellis

Blenheim Road