Road to close as town pays tribute on Remembrance Day

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Wheathampstead Parish Council and St Helen's Church are inviting residents to join the procession from Church Street (by the entrance to Bury Green) on Sunday, November 10 at 10.45am, gathering at the war memorial for a two minutes silence at 11am.

A Festival of Remembrance will be held at The Apex on Friday, November 8 at 7pm.

Wreaths will be laid on behalf of The Royal British Legion, Bisham Parish Council and Pinkneys Green Scouts.

Tickets are £13 and available from The Apex's box office.

At Bardsley, at 10.30am church members will walk with Uppermill Brass Band from Byrth Road along Ashton Road to Bardsley War Memorial for act of Remembrance at 11am.

When the service finishes at 11.30am, the parade will re-form for the mayor's address.

A parade featuring beaver, cub and scout groups from the area, will leave Christ the Worker Church at 10.40am.

Reverend Richard Banham will hold a short service outside, followed by a service within the church.

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on 10 November.

The South Yorkshire Police Band will lead the official parade from Effingham Street to the Minster at 9.15am, with civic representatives and members of the Royal British Legion and armed forces organisations, cadets and uniformed personnel all taking part.

Where does the two-minute silence come from? .

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The Remembrance Sunday service at St John's Church will start at 9.45am. Wreaths will then be laid at the war memorial outside the church.

On Monday there will be a short service at the war memorial at 10.45am and a maroon will be sounded at 11am to signify the start of the national two-minute silence.

A wreath will be laid at Braywood War Memorial at 3pm.

Afterwards the congregation and the WSL (Waltham St Lawrence) Silver Band will form a procession to the WSL War Memorial where the band will play and a two-minute silence will be observed.

A remembrance parade is set to take place from Castle Inn to St Nicholas Church, before a service of remembrance at 10.45am.

Meanwhile, The Royal British Legion branch in Sandy, together with Sandy Town Council, has organised a parade and church service to pay respect to the fallen. At 11.20am, the parade will reform and march back to Beaumont Road.

Among the events being planned is a parade in Cromer, starting from the Meadow auto park on Sunday, November 10, at 2.40pm.

A service will see the names of the war dead read out, a two-minute silence and wreaths laid.

A remembrance service at All Saints Church at 9.30am.

On Armistice Day a ceremony at the war memorial will be held at 10.45am.

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