Isle Of Wight Field Of Remembrance Reopens At Carisbrooke Castle

Field Of Remembrance reopens on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight’s ‘field of remembrance’ will reopen this morning (Thursday) at Carisbrooke Castle.

It will commemorate those in the uniformed services who have lost their lives in service of their country.

A service will be held at 10.45am.

The field was introduced, in the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle, in 2010 and was established by the Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, as a place where residents can pay their respects around the time of Remembrance Sunday.

Last year’s service of remembrance

The castle will open its gates for Islanders to visit the field between 10am and 1pm today (Thursday). It will also be open on Saturday (11 November) and Sunday (12 November), between 10am and 4pm.

Crosses can be purchased at the castle, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Chair of the Isle of Wight Council, Lora Peacey-Wilcox was among those paying their respects at Carisbrooke Castle.