A PUB in Rhyl provided food and drinks for ex-servicemen yesterday (November 12) after the town’s remembrance service.

The Cob & Pen, at 143 High Street, continued its annual tradition of hosting veterans on Remembrance Sunday.

There was also a photo taken of all veterans in attendance, at about 3pm.

Rhyl’s Remembrance Sunday service took place on November 12 at St Thomas' Church from 9.30am until 10.30am.

This was followed by a parade to the garden of remembrance for a short service to observe the two-minute silence and wreath-laying.


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Richard Kendrick, who has raised money for the Poppy Appeal and Royal British Legion and has previously organised Rhyl’s remembrance events, said: “A big thanks to Shaun and the staff who made us feel welcome… so many veterans popped in for a chat and a sandwich.

“Prestatyn veterans also made use of their free train fare to come down. About 30 veterans stopped for a picture at 3pm.

“It was great to gather and chat; some only see each other at this time of year. Lots came over during the day, and a few lads from the RNLI also stopped for a beer.”

Last week, Shaun Ketley, who took on the pub in February, told the Journal: “This is obviously the first time for me, organising something for Remembrance Sunday. It should be close to everybody’s hearts.

“It’s their tradition to come to our pub on Remembrance Sunday, so we’re just trying to keep the tradition going.”