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Fallen war heroes of Rydal Penrhos remembered at Armistice Day service
24th November 2015

Pupils and staff at a Colwyn Bay school remembered fallen war heroes and veterans at a special Armistice Day Service.

Rydal Penrhos gathered on Wednesday, November 11, where a service was held before a two minute silence at 11am to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front.

During the service there were readings from a number of pupils, including Head Boy Shaswath Ganapathi and Head Girl Hannah Cashell, in addition to a host of different languages that are represented at the school.

 

Rev’d Nick Sissons, chaplain at Rydal Penrhos during the Armistice Day service

Headmaster Patrick Lee-Browne read out the names of those who died that were members of Rydal Penrhos during both wars, and a wreath was laid by Mr Lee-Browne and Rev’d Nick Sissons outside the WWII memorial outside the hall.

Following the service 91 individually named crosses were planted in the Memorial Quad to commemorate the members of Rydal Penrhos who lost their lives during the two World Wars.

A Rydal Penrhos spokesman, said: “It was a very poignant service and one that was observed impeccably by staff and parents.

“It is so important that we remember what those who came before us sacrificed so that future generations never forget what the impact of war has on so many.”

 

The wooden crosses of remembrance planted in the school’s Memorial Quad

 

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