How Horsham marked Remembrance Day and 75 years since the First World War in 1993

As Sunday marked 100 years since the end of the First World War and the Armistice we look back to 1993 when Horsham honoured the 75th anniversary of Remembrance Day.

Horsham’s usually bustling town centre stood perfectly silent out of respect to the town’s war dead.

Marking 75 years since World War One

Marking 75 years since World War One

The Carfax attracted its usual number of pedestrians who came out not to shop but to pay their respects to those who had given their lives.

The Royal British Legion Band provided the musical accompaniment as standard bearers marched into the Carfax shortly before 11am.

A wreath laying ceremony was followed by a two minute silence. The roundels on the war memorial were revealed for the first time shortly before midday.

Meanwhile children at Broadbridge Heath Free church playgroup had a surprise as their library grew by £100 of donated books. The pupils were thrilled and were excited to get stuck into the new reading material.

Marking 75 years since World War One

Marking 75 years since World War One

Elsewhere Rudgwick’s new Traidcraft Christmas shop was promoting fair trade.

Christine Gimber, who took on the project hoped to raise at least £3,000 and increase awareness of trading fairly with the Third World.

Broadbridge Heath Free Church Playgroup

Broadbridge Heath Free Church Playgroup

Traidcraft Christmas shop

Traidcraft Christmas shop