This year’s Service of Remembrance on Fairfield had to be reduced, like services across the Country, to a Wreath laying ceremony to comply with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines. The service was not advertised as the guidelines said the services were to be private.
There was the Last Post and two brief readings to accompany the laying of wreaths. These were laid by Cllr Nicola Harris on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council, Cllr Barrie Dack, Chairman of Fairfield Parish Council, Cllr Nick Reynolds as Chairman of the Fairfield Park Residents Association, John Turner on behalf of the Fairfield Scouts, Bill Jennings of behalf of Fairfield Gardens residents, Les Pike on behalf of Fairfield Hall residents, Douglas Rule on behalf of Middlemarch residents and Bal Barhey on behalf of Fairfield’s Sikh community.
Our thanks to Simon Parry for combining his still photos of the event into the video.
Simon, Douglas Rule and Les Pike are all ex-serviceman which added a poignant note to the event.