Nov 11 2011 By Lawrence Poole
Members of the public at the Old Amersham Memorial Gardens for Remembrance Day, Nov 11, 2011.
DOZENS of residents gathered to pay their respects at Old Amersham Memorial Gardens on Friday (November 11).
As the clock struck 11am in front of a poppy-clad war memorial, the crowd bowed their heads to remember those members of the Armed Forces lost in service.
Becca Thain had brought a group of young children along from the day nursery at Amersham Hospital.
She said: "We've come along today as we've been trying to teach the kids about Remembrance Day and what it means.
"We bought them all a poppy and got a book out of the library so they could learn and understand more about it."
Dawn Manners came to remember her great-grandfather, Thomas Collins, she said: "He died on October 30, 1915 at the battle of Somme.
"I wear this necklace around my neck with a picture of him and his wife, who went on to live to 96.
"It means a lot to me to come along and be here."