War dead remembered at services across Caerphilly County Borough
News | Richard Gurner | Published: 11:13, Tuesday November 13th, 2018.
Last updated: 12:28, Tuesday November 13th, 2018
Residents across Caerphilly County Borough paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday to those who have died in conflict.
Services were held at cenotaphs and memorials in towns and villages with wreaths laid and prayers made.
In Caerphilly town, the annual parade took place through the town centre and down to the Cenotaph at the Twyn.
Local politicians, dignitaries and representatives from the Royal British Legion and other groups laid wreaths. The Last Post was played, followed by two minutes’ silence.
In Machen, a Remembrance service was held at St John The Baptist Church with the Cardiff Military Wives Choir performing for the congregation. Afterwards, an air raid siren was sounded after wreaths were laid at the village’s war memorial.
In Aberbargoed, more than 100 people braved heavy rain to pay their respects at a service led by Rev Phil Johnson.
Pupils from Cwm Rhymni recited a poem and pupils from Ysgol Bro Sannan sang hymns
Cllr Alan Higgs said: “I would like to thank everyone for the support that was given.”
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets took part in several parades. The squadrons included 212 (Risca) Squadron, 277 (Blackwood) Squadron, 1223 (Caerphilly) Squadron and 2353 (Ystrad Mynach) Squadron.