2022 Remembrance Commemorations in Ringwood
Commemorative events took place in November starting on Saturday 5th November with a service at the War Graves in Ringwood Cemetery. Poppy crosses were laid on the graves of service personnel whose last resting place is Ringwood.
On Armistice Day, Friday 11th November, a service took place at the War Memorial at 10.45am and at 11am the National 2 Minutes Silence was observed. In accordance with local tradition, the start and end of the silence was marked by the firing of a maroon generating a loud bang heard around the town.
On Sunday 13th November, Remembrance Sunday, various services took place around the town after which a parade gathered in the Market Place from 11:30am. Shortly after, those assembled joined in with a procession to the War Memorial Garden where a short service took place followed by the formal Act of Remembrance at 12 noon. This was followed by a formal wreath-laying ceremony and a procession back to Market Place.
2020 & 2021 Remembrance Events
2021 Ringwood War Memorial Rededication - 15th August
On Sunday 15th August, members of the community were invited to join Ringwood Town Council, the Royal British Legion, representatives of the armed forces and Churches Together to commemorate the rededication of Ringwood’s War Memorial, 100 years after it was erected in memory of those who had given their life during World War One.
The memorial went through a programme of conservation in 2020 including repairs to the WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, repair and re-pointing of damaged stone, treatment of the bronze sword and cleaning of the stone. This was funded in large part by a grant from War Memorials Trust.
The Act of Remembrance 2020 was live streamed on Sunday 8th November. Members of the public were asked not to attend the service which was attended by local dignitaries and invited to enjoy a moment of reflection at another time. Special thanks were extended to Rev Roberts, Rev Trick, the trumpeter and British Legion.
Last weekend, the Ringwood Twinning Association hosted a group of visitors from Ringwood’s twin town in France, Pont-Audemer. Click on the image above to read all about it.
You may have noticed that we haven’t planted the usual bedding flowers on the town roundabout this year. Click on the photo above to find out why.
Wessex Water will shortly be starting a project to upgrade infrastructure at the Ringwood Water Recycling Centre, off Hampshire Hatches Lane. This £1.8 million scheme will get under way on Monday 5 June and is expected to continue for around seven months, until the end of December 2023. Click on the image above to view the press release from Wessex Water.