Rotherham prepares to remember its fallen

By Michael Upton | 07/11/2017

Rotherham prepares to remember its fallen

ROTHERHAM will remember its fallen this weekend with the annual service and wreath-laying ceremony in the town centre. 

The annual Remembrance Parade will take place at 9.15am on Sunday, followed by a service of remembrance at Rotherham Minster at 9.45am.

Led by the South Yorkshire Police Band, the parade will begin in Effingham Street at 9.15am and will include a civic party led by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan.

The parade will also include representatives of the Royal British Legion and other armed forces organisations, cadets and uniformed services.

The church service, conducted by the Vicar of Rotherham, the Rev Reid Humble, will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and two minutes’ silence at 11am.

Following the Clifton Park ceremony, events will conclude with a march past of Rotherham Town Hall, with the Mayor and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant taking the salute.

On Saturday, which is Armistice Day, an Act of Remembrance will take place at 11am in All Saints’ Square, Rotherham, led by Rev Humble and the Royal British Legion.

Remembrance events are being held at venues across the borough this weekend.

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