Blantyre people came out in droves to attend the two remembrance services earlier today at 3pm.
Both Auchentibber War Memorial and High Blantyre Cemetery were well attended, (with up to 180 people at the latter). As families and organisations paid their respects to Blantyre’s war dead in front of TWO renovated memorials, the rain stayed off most of the time.
Outdoor services were led by ministers Steve Younger, Malcolm Anderson and Murdo MacDonald.
At 3.30pm immediately after, people were invited back to Priestfield Hall, which was packed out, to listen to historian Gordon Cook in what was a most successful and well received presentation. Thank you sincerely to the Community Council for all their efforts in making the hall look incredible and kind volunteers who assisted with home baking. Well done to everybody in the audience for their interest and attention.
As the sun has set on our town, and following a full weekend of events, services and online remembrance articles, its absolutely clear that the sacrifices of these soldiers will NEVER be forgotten. #BlantyreRemembers