VJ 75th Anniversary at St Peter and St Paul’s Uppingham

Today, 15th August, VJ 75th Anniversary at St Peter and St Paul’s, Uppingham was held. In attendance was the Lord Lieutenant Dr Sarah Furness and the Rutland High Sheriff Richard Cole. The ceremony, conducted by Canon Rachel Watts, took place with only the two officials representing the Rutland residents. They were also representing serving armed forces members and veterans. This, unfortunately, was because of the coronavirus social distancing regulations. It was decided this was best as there would have been

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VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham Church

Today, 15th August 2020, a two minute silence was held to mark VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham church. Because of the coronavirus pandemic only the Lord Lieutenant and Rutland High Sheriff took part. As the Lord Lieutenant explained, because of social distancing rules it seemed the only sensible thing to do. The two of them representing Rutland residents veterans, and serving armed forces. After a speech by Dr Furness the names of those from Oakham who perished out there,

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