The town fell silent on Monday morning at 11am to mark the NHS Frontline Day to honour those NHS staff and key workers who had died in the pandemic. It was also the 73rd anniversary of the NHS and earlier in the morning Her Royal Highness the Queen had announced she was awarding the NHS the George Cross medal.
Henley Mayor, Councillor Sarah Miller led the short service by saying a few words, before a two-minute silence and then The Last Post was played by bugler Rufus Shanagher, from Sonning Common.
Sarah said afterwards, “Although it’s a new initiative, NHS Frontline Day felt like an appropriate occasion to honour the incredible contribution made by NHS staff and key workers, many of whom payed an enormous price to keep us safe and well during the pandemic. It felt right and fitting to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the NHS in this way.”