This year is the centenary of the First World War and as part of the towns recognition of the sacrifice of Ringwood people Ringwood Town Council is to dedicate a Lantern of Remembrance at The Gateway.

The Lantern will light up on the date of each death of a Ringwood person from both wars and a list will be displayed in the notice board at The Gateway of those that fell each day of each month of the year.

The Lantern will be a daily reminder to people who pass The Gateway building, whether lit or unlit of the sacrifice of Ringwood’s fallen. The Mayor of Ringwood Councillor Barbara Woodifield said ‘I do hope as many people as possible will gather outside The Gateway for the service and as the months go by the significance of the Lantern will be understood’.

The event will take place at 3.30pm on the 3rd September and will be supported by The Royal British Legion Chaplin the Rev Terry Roberts, Ringwood and Burley Band and a number of invited guests who will attend the service. Last post will be played and on the first note of Reveille the Lantern will light.

A collection will be made at the end of the service and all are welcome, anyone wanting more details should contact the Town Clerk Mr Steve Nash on 01425 473883.