Service held at Royal Wootton Bassett's Field of Remembrance
- 10 November 2013
- From the section Wiltshire
A Remembrance Sunday service has been held at Royal Wootton Bassett's Field of Remembrance.
The field, in the grounds of Lydiard Park, near Swindon, was created in 2010 as a temporary site to honour those killed in Afghanistan.
More than 45,000 poppies were planted by veterans and schoolchildren at the site on Friday with a further 30,000 planted in poppy-shaped formations.
Short Acts of Reflection will also be held, each day the garden is open.
Janet Gray, who officiated at the short ceremony, said despite repatriations moving from the town to Carterton in Oxfordshire in 2011 it was still in people's minds.
"The repatriations may have stopped there but it is still very much a local thing," she said.
"The people I have spoken to today are pleased to have the chance to remember.
"It is so important with what is going on in the world today."