This took place in St Mark’s Parish Church on the Sunday afternoon, in bright but cold weather.
The ceremony was very well attended, with most of the village turning out.
There was a procession with a band, and Highcliffe’s children played an important part too. It was special that three pupils from St Mark’s School recited In Flanders Fields, by Lt Col John McCrae, MD to the silent crowd. See below.
There was tradition, too, a local policeman dressed in the famous policeman’s helmet. Other groups from the whole community played a full, sometimes musical, part.
After the laying of the wreaths, and the two-minute silence, everyone attended a special service in the church.