Remembrance Day: Where and when you can pay your respects

By Michael Upton | 08/11/2018

Remembrance Day: Where and when you can pay your respects
Handmade poppies in Swinton

VETERANS will join civic leaders and members of the public for remembrance services this weekend.

Commemoration events will be held on Sunday in Rotherham, Mexborough, Wath, Kilnhurst, Conisbrough and Swinton, among other venues to mark Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.

Rotherham’s main civic remembrance commemorations involve a parade through the town centre, followed by a service at Rotherham Minster and a wreath-laying at Clifton Park.

The parade members will gather at 9am before heading to the Minster service, which begins at 9.45am, followed by a parade to the park at 10.45am and the wreath-laying  and two minutes' silence at 11am.

Rotherham's Poppy Cascade is also available to view at the Centenary Market Hall until November 17. 

There will also be a street party to celebrate the end of the First World War. 
The party will take place in Rotherham's Outdoor Covered Market, tomorrow (10) from 11am to 4pm, and everyone is welcome to attend.

The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum at Clifton Park Museum is running a special exhibition called Coming Home: The End of the Great War. The exhibition can be viewed at any time during museum opening hours, and a number of remembrance-themed events and activities for children and adults are also taking place. 

Visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/events for further details.

Bramley is hosting its own remembrance programme.

Details of village services and tributes are as follows: 
Conisbrough:
There will be a service of remembrance at St Peter's at 9.30am, followed by wreath-laying at Conisbrough's war memorial.

Mexborough:
This year marks the end of the First World War in November, 1918, one hundred years ago, 
Lone piper Bob Green will play in Castle Hills Park, off Doncaster Road at 5.40am, before parading to the war memorial in the park to perform the traditional Scottish lament "Battle O'er" at 6am.
Members of the public are invited to attend.
Later in the morning, members of The Royal British Legion and the public will gather in the car park alongside Mexborough Police Station near the New Surgery in plenty of time to march off at 10.20am towards the Castle Hills War Memorial in Doncaster Road. 

Wreaths will be available to collect at this time.

Members of the public are warmly invited to also attend at the war memorial before 10.40am to join in the service of commemoration. which will be attended by The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mrs Jane Marshall, and other dignitaries.

Swinton:
A service will be held at St Margaret's Church from 9.30am until 10.45am, followed by a wreath-laying at the nearby war memorial from 10.50am.

St John's Methodist Church will hold a service from 10am until 10.30am, after which there will be further commemorations in the Church for the remembrance and at the war memorial in time for 10.50am.

Kilnhurst:
A service will be held at St Thomas' Church from 9.30am, before the commemoration at the nearby war memorial.

Wath:
Members of The Royal British Legion and members of the public will gather outside the Burlington Club ready for the march off at 9.30am towards the Wath Parish Church for a service and commemoration at the village's war memorial.

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