16th Morecambe & Heysham Scouts

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Remembrance Sunday - Clougha Pike

17 members of the Troop, including 3 Young Leaders/Explorer Scouts and 3 leaders paid their tribute to honour the UK's war dead in an unusual location on Remembrance Sunday.

Starting from Rigg Lane in Quernmore we ascended Clougha Pike where we laid a wreath at the summit shelter as part of Remembrance Sunday events.

In dry but windy weather Alan read two verses from Laurence Binyon’s “For the Fallen”, a wreath of remembrance poppies was laid by three of our Patrol Leaders at the summit shelter and at 11 a.m. two minutes silence was observed.

The Scouts were interested to learn that Lawrence Binyon was born at No. 1 High Street, Lancaster on the 10th August 1869.

In previous years we have attended the Remembrance commemorations at the Morecambe Cenotaph and on Great Gable in the Lake District but we thought we would try something a little different this year.

Whilst on the Pike, the party also visited a memorial close by to Owen's uncle Darren Jones, a fell runner who died at the young age of 22.

Many thanks to all who came along and enjoyed an interesting and memorable event. And a special thank you to Owen for lending his camera as I left mine on the kitchen table!