Staff observe two-minute silence

Staff observed a two-minute silence today across the 40-acre site.

remembrance-webCEO?Peter Suddock said:?”All employees, including keepers, gardeners, maintenance, catering and admin staff marked the Armistice Day silence out of respect for those servicemen and women who died for their country.

“It was particularly poignant for several members of staff whose family and friends have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years.”

On Sunday Presenters will be muffling visitor announcements to avoid disruption of the town’s civic Remembrance Day parade.

Mr Suddock added:?”Our 11am announcements are quite detailed, so we will be making them early to ensure the sound doesn’t carry down the hill to the cenotaph during the wreath-laying ceremony.”

CAPTION: Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis takes part in today’s two-minute silence.