Remembrance Day service at Swanage War Memorial

A service to mark the end of World War One was held at 11 am on Thursday 11th November 2021 at Swanage War Memorial.

At the war memorial on the Recreation Ground, the reverend John Cooper conducted a short service followed by the Last Post and a two minute silence to remember the servicemen and women who have died.


Watch the service

Local school children were invited

Children from local schools including The Swanage School, Swanage Primary, St Mark’s and St Mary’s were invited to plant poppy crosses in remembrance.

Children from Little Birds nursery laid paper poppy wreaths that they had made all watched by the many local people who came to pay their respects.

Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021
Children from Little Birds at Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021
Paper poppy wreaths

Representatives from the UK Armed Forces

Also attending the Armistice Day service was the Swanage Royal British Legion chairman Steve Churchill and Swanage Town Mayor Avril Harris.

There were also representatives from the Royal Marines, Royal Navy, RAF, Army and the Army Air Corp.

UK Armed Forces representative at Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021
Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021
Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021

Tributes across Swanage

Poppy pf remembrance at Swanage Coastwatch
Paul Barron
Poppy of remembrance on Swanage Pier
Swanage Pier

Swanage Coastwatch and Swanage Pier mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday with poppies

Share this story

Contact us

Do you have anything to add to this story?

We like to keep everything up-to-date, so if you know more, please help us by getting in touch.


Top stories

Swanage Railway confirms trial train service to Wareham and cost of fare Following long delays and false starts,, a trial rail service is to run between Swanage and the mainline at Wareham from April to September 2023. 3 weeks ago BBC Antiques Roadshow to come to Swanage 2 weeks ago Second home owners ‘unhappy’ over Dorset Council’s tax plan 1 month ago Swanage woman charged with attempted robbery at toy shop 2 weeks ago Long weekend of steam at Swanage Railway for spring gala 1 week ago