Welcome to the Mayfield, Five Ashes and Hadlow Down Branch of The Royal British Legion
Remembrance Service 2020
Due to coronovirus restrictions there will be no remembrance service or arranged gathering at the war memorial for 2020. Instead all members of the community in Mayfield, Five Ashes and Hadlow Down are invited to place mementos, wild flower and other wreaths, flags, children’s and other artwork in the area surrounding the War Memorial and on the new surrounding railings in the two week period leading up to 11th November.
May 31st 2016 - There was a short service held around the Mayfield War Memorial, with the Mayfield Scouts in attendance.
August 4th 2014 - There was a simple service held at the Mayfield War Memorial led by Father Nigel. A wreath was laid on the War Memorial and the RBL Exhortation exclaimed. Following this, wreaths were laid on the six WW1 graves in the churchyard. Those present at the service were then invited to enter the west end of St Dunstan's, where the Local History Society presented a fantastic and moving film presentation, with music from the era, detailing the Mayfield and Five Ashes Fallen.
The Mayfield War Memorial
There was a short afternoon service at the Five Ashes War Memorial and a wreath was also laid there.
Chairman John Macdonald by the Five Ashes War Memorial, with Branch and village attendees in the background
The evening event at Hadlow Down Church commenced with wreaths laid on the six WW1 graves in the churchyard, followed by the playing of the last post at sunset. Following this, a short service was held in the church and the names of the WW1 Fallen read out. Reveille was played and the RBL exhortation exclaimed.
In the churchyard at Hadllow Down Church before the playing of the last post.
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.