Due to Covid-19, the Town Council had taken the decision earlier in the year to cancel the usual Remembrance Parade and Service. As both Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion were determined to ensure that Remembrance was honoured, it was decided to have a ‘virtual Service’ instead. Organisations were invited to lay wreaths at the All Saints’ church memorial which was to be filmed by Tim Ashburner of the BBC and Marlow FM.
Filming took place in All Saints’ Church over two days observing the current Government guidelines, Dave Bull, Rector of All Saints’, Rev’d Nick Thompson from Marlow Methodist Church and Anthea Wratten from River Church all took part. Countess Elizabeth Howe, Deputy Lieutenant laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, together with the Andrew Farncombe Esq. High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Cllr Richard Scott on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council and Cllr Bob Johnson, Deputy Mayor of Marlow. The President of the Marlow Branch of the Royal British Legion, John Chapman, MBE and Chairman of the Royal British Legion Club, Paul Tyler laid wreaths. Representatives from the Air Force, Royal Marine, cadets from 1811 Squadron, Air Training Corp and Marlow Sea Cadets also attended. Many organisations that would normally attend the traditional event at the War Memorial were in attendance.