A brief service was held on Remembrance Day during which the Mayor of Tenby, Cllr Dai Morgan laid a wreath on behalf of the Town. This was followed by the third annual Tenby Poppy Trail at St Mary’s Church Tenby.
Uniformed organisations, young people, representatives of the British Legion and members of the community brought painted pebbles to St. Mary’s as part of the town’s act of commemoration.
A brief service conducted by Rev’d Canon Andrew Grace included poetry readings from representatives of the Guides and Sea Cadets. Those attending then were led from Church by the Mayor to the Garden of Tranquillity in the St. Mary’s grounds. In turn they laid their stones where they will stay and be added to each year.
Once all the stones had been laid, those members of the Town Council laid a final stone which had been painted by Cllr Tom Sloan, who is a contemporary artist.
The trail was the idea of the former Mayor Cllr Sam Skyrme-Blackhall during Covid lockdown in 2021 when gatherings were not allowed. It meant that children who were unable to participate in the normal way were still able to mark the occasion and observe Remembrance Day.
Speaking after Saturday’s ceremony, Cllr Skyrme-Blackhall said “it was a wonderful service and so good to see people of all ages being involved.”
Rev’d Grace, who concluded the event by blessing the stones, said “this is now an important feature of the Town’s act of Remembrance and I am pleased we have a dedicated space within the Church Grounds.
Mayor of Tenby, Cllr. Dai Morgan, thanked all those who had been involved, adding: “This is an excellent way for young people to learn about the importance of this day and for them to play their own special part in the Town’s commemorations.