Wiltshire Publications

Issue 449 – Westbury donates more than £6,000 to the Poppy Appeal

THE PEOPLE of Westbury have dug deep into their pockets to donate more than £6,000 to the Poppy Appeal.

A total of £6,047.89 has been raised from coin donations in collection boxes and tins around town. That total will be swelled by donations for wreaths and cash donations that are yet to be counted.
British legion member Bill Prior, who has counted the donations so far said, “The Royal British Legion wishes to thank all the shops, pubs, clubs and factories for leaving poppy boxes and tins on their premises, and shops on the High Street for displaying wreaths during Remembrance.
“Also collectors and donators of the people of Westbury, Westbury Leigh and Heywood for their support of the poppy appeal, and Morrisons and Co-op for allowing collectors at their stores.”
On Wednesday 11th November Westbury town centre came to a standstill at 11.00am as two minutes’ silence was held in memory of those who have fallen in conflicts since the First World War.
A crowd of around 50 people gathered around the war memorial as former Queen’s bugler, Richard Bingham, performed the last post.
Pictured : A crowd gathers at the memorial on Armistice day.