This week­end marks 100 years since the end of the Great War, and Re­mem­brance pa­rades across the coun­try will be more poignant than ever. Here’s our guide to the pa­rades in the area:

Burton Mail - - Front Page -


The pa­rade will assem­ble at the town hall in King Ed­ward Place at 9am and the march sets off at 9.15am. The Mel­ton Mow­bray Toy Sol­diers band will lead to St Mod­wen’s Church in the Mar­ket Place for a ser­vice at 10am.

At 10.30am the pa­rade will re­form and make its way to the war memo­rial in Memo­rial Gar­dens. Be there by 10.50am at the lat­est.

The Liq­uid Brass and Nim­rod will play the Last Post and Sun­set dur­ing the cer­e­mony. The pa­rade will re­form and march past the dais in High Street, near the en­trance to Coop­ers Square, where Lieu­tenant Colonel Gary Sell­ers and deputy Lieu­tenant Ad­mi­ral Sir Trevor Soar will be on hand.

It will then head to the Town Hall for the pre­sen­ta­tion of awards to cadets and a raf­fle and buf­fet for the Poppy Ap­peal.


The ser­vice will start at 9.15am at the Hill Street Bap­tist Church in Swadlin­cote be­fore The Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, 1211 (Swadlin­cote and District) Squadron ATC and other uni­formed groups and guests pa­rade to the Eureka Park Memo­rial Gates at 10.15am.

There will be a short Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance at 10.50am, with the Last Post be­ing sounded and a twomin­utes’ si­lence at 11am.

Na­tional Memo­rial Ar­bore­tum

The Ar­bore­tum in Al­re­was will be hold­ing a ser­vice at the base of the Armed Forces Memo­rial at 10.40am.

Vis­i­tors will not need to pre-reg­is­ter their at­ten­dance and seat­ing will be avail­able for those who re­quire it.

The Armed Forces Memo­rial will re­main closed to the pub­lic from 8am un­til the end of the ser­vice. They are wel­come to lay wreaths and trib­utes fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Free ser­vice sheets will be avail­able, though do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. Com­mem­o­ra­tive Ar­mistice 100 pro­grammes can be pur­chased for £5 each.

Wreaths can be or­dered from the Ar­bore­tum in ad­vance, from £18 each.

Serv­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel, vet­er­ans groups, uni­formed youth or­gan­i­sa­tions, such as cadets and Scouts, and in­di­vid­u­als are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the Ar­mistice Day pa­rade at 12.30pm.


The ser­vice has been or­gan­ised as a joint project by Ne­whall’s St John’s Church, mem­bers of South Der­byshire District Coun­cil and the Friends of Ne­whall Park group, at 10.30am at Ne­whall Park.


The vil­lage will hold its ser­vice at 10am ready for the 11am si­lence. Traf­fic will be stopped in the vil­lage dur­ing the event as it al­ways does ev­ery year since the war memo­rial was erected in Church Road 1919. St Mary’s Church, also in Church Road, has also cre­ated a ‘poppy cas­cade’ down the side of the church tower, to­gether with a cas­cade of pop­pies in church.


Anslow will have an ex­hi­bi­tion on the WWI men and horses from the vil­lage, in Holy Trin­ity Church on Satur­day and Sun­day, from 10am-noon. It has been cre­ated by chil­dren from Mosley School, Anslow WI, Lit­tle Mon­sters nurs­ery and oth­ers. The Re­mem­brance ser­vice will start at 10am.


Peo­ple will gather at St Wys­tan’s Church at 10.45am for the Re­mem­brance ser­vice. The pa­rade will form out­side the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Club at 10.30am and process to the church.

Af­ter­wards wreaths will be laid at the war memo­rial. The pa­rade will then go back to the Le­gion Club in the vil­lage.

Han­bury and Dray­cott

A vigil to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary since the Ar­mistice will be held at St Wer­burgh’s Church, Han­bury, be­tween 9am and the end of the day on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.

The Re­mem­brance ser­vice will take place at 10.45am, when there will be First World War po­ems, psalms, sto­ries and let­ters to­gether with mu­sic.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from Jayne on 01283 734056 or Les and Wendy on 01283 810615.

Tea and cof­fee will be avail­able through­out the day.


In Sud­bury, a dis­play of around 300 pop­pies has been cre­ated. It cas­cades down from the door­way and onto the steps of the old vil­lage post of­fice.

The pop­pies would be taken from the old post of­fice to be dis­played at All Saints’ Church, in Church Street, Sud­bury, for the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.


The Re­mem­brance ser­vice will start at 10.45am at St Peter’s Church, which will be fol­lowed by a ser­vice at the war memo­rial, by the vil­lage hall, which will in­clude the Scouts and Beavers.

In the evening there will be en­ter­tain­ment in the vil­lage hall from 6.45pm with a singing group per­form­ing songs from the early 1900s, a meal of bully beef and car­rots and read­ing of wartime po­ems.

At 7.05pm there will be a spe­cial ring­ing of the church bells for peace.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.