Shropshire

Fallen remembered at new memorial in Telford

Telford Town Park
Image caption Soldiers were remembered in Telford Town Park

Shropshire residents have gathered for the first time around a new memorial to mark Armistice Day.

The memorial in Telford Town Park was dedicated as part of the Freedom of Borough event in May, which honoured the Rifles Regiment.

The memorial, which incorporates an ironwork poppy, remembers people in the borough killed in conflict.

Ceremonies have taken place across the UK to honour all who have fallen since World War I.

Those remembered included the 110 servicemen killed in Afghanistan in the past year.

Last year poppy sellers collected nearly £35,000 in Telford.

John White, chairman of the Dawley branch of the Royal British legion, was among those who laid wreaths at the site.

Mr White said: "I can't get over really the generosity of people in Telford in adding to our funds."

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