Nearly 12,000 people across the world tuned in to watch Marlow’s Remembrance Day Service.

For the first time ever, the annual event, which usually attracts thousands of spectators along the High Street and the Causeway, was done virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Organised by Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion, both parties were determined to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in both World Wars I and II, by making the service accessible to everyone via the internet.

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Marlow’s mayor, Richard Scott, said: “Despite all the uncertainty and many changed plans, the streamed service was really special and unique.

“We’re delighted that we were able to bring it to so many people.

“It was a different way of remembering, but also very moving and appropriate.”

Countess Elizabeth Howe laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen, while Andrew Farncombe Esq, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, and Mr Scott, together laid a wreath on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council.

The town's deputy mayor, Bob Johnson, laid a wreath on behalf of Marlow Town Council.

Many organisations that would normally attend the traditional event at the War Memorial were in attendance, including representatives from the Royal Marines, RAF, Air Cadets, and Sea Cadets.

John Chapman, MBE, gave the Royal British Legion Exhortation and The Kohima Epitaph.

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Dave Bull of All Saints, Nick Thompson from Marlow Methodist Church and Anthea Wratten from River Church all took part.

Marlow Town Council also thanked local resident Tim Ashburner for offering his services to film all parts of the service at All Saints' Church for free.

To watch the service, visit