Above: The war memorial in Chesham Town Centre
Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19, on Sunday 8th November Chesham will be actively remembering those who gave their lives in service to their country. Poppies are available to purchase from a number of outlets, including Chesham Town Hall and The Elgiva theatre (although please note with the new Lockdown that these venues will be closed from the 5th November).
Whilst a parade cannot be held this year, we are asking people to Remember At Home by observing two minutes silence at 11am, either inside your home or outside with your neighbours (observing social distancing guidelines).
A short service will be held at Chesham War Memorial by a small number of participants from the Royal British Legion and the armed services, but we are asking members of the public not to attend to make this event as safe as possible. The service will be live-streamed on the day by local resident and cameraman Gordon Gronbach who has kindly volunteered his services, so if you normally attend the town's remembrance services you can still be a part of it, albeit remotely.
You will be able to watch the service at the Town's War Memorial as it happens as Gordon will be livestreaming it on the Facebook group OurChesham. You need to be a member of this group to see posts, so do join up in advance of the day. You will also be able to view the livestreaming on OurChesham after the event.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Pam Wignall, an expert in cleaning and restoring statues, and Chesham volunteers who worked with her who all gave their time free of charge to clean the war memorial ready for Remembrance Sunday.