Freedom of Wisbech for former MP and Royal British Legion riders

Royal British Legion Riders and Malcom Moss have received the Freedom of Wisbech
Royal British Legion Riders and Malcom Moss have received the Freedom of Wisbech

Riders who are honouring First World War soldiers have received the Freedom of Wisbech.

Members of the Royal British Legion Riders and former MP Malcolm Moss have been presented with the honour by town Mayor David Hodgson.

The riders group have vowed over the next five years to visit the graves of the 876 men who served in the Cambridgeshire regiment but lost their lives during the conflict.

Members have conducted ceremonies in Mount Pleasant cemetery, in Wisbech, and Guyhirn.

The next service will be held in Whittlesey to honour Pte John Hutchcraft on July 26.

One of the people behind the project is Glenn Green, who was delighted that the riders have been bestowed the freedom of Wisbech.

He said: “We were shocked and surprised to receive the honour, but deeply proud.

“We had no idea it was coming and it is a great honour to be recognised.”

Mr Moss was also nominated for the honour in recognition of his service to the town.

He represented North East Cambridgeshire from 1987 until his retirement before the 2010 general election. He was also a town mayor.

Current mayor David Hodgson said: “It was a special night.

“The riders are incredible people and doing so much work.

“Malcolm has done a lot for Wisbech.”

For more information on the riders’ project go to their website: www.cambs876remembered.com/