COMMUNITIES around Rotherham will fall silent this weekend as residents and members of the Armed Forces pay their respects to the fallen.
The annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Rotherham Minster and Clifton Park respectively on Sunday.
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.
After a church service from 9.45am, the parade will continue to Clifton Park, where wreaths will be laid and two minutes of silence observed at 11am, before heading to the Town Hall for a march-past.
Armistice Day on Monday will be observed with an act of remembrance at 11am in All Saints’ Square.
Other Remembrance Day events planned around the borough for this Sunday are as follows:
Maltby: Parade at 10.30am from The Slip (Maltby Progressive Club) on Walters Road to the war memorial for a service.
There will also be a short Armistice Day service on Monday starting at 10.45am in the remembrance garden on Maltby High Street.
Bramley: Service from 10.50am at the war memorial on Cross Street led by the Bishop of Sheffield.
Swinton: Service at 9.30am at St Margaret’s Church followed by a parade to the war memorial for a tribute at 11am.
Rawmarsh: Service at the war memorial on Rawmarsh Hill at 10.45am.
There will also be a service at Rawmarsh Methodist Church at the same time.
Kilnhurst: The usual Sunday service will be held at St Thomas’ Church before commemorations continue at the nearby war memorial.
A history display commemorating the fallen of both world wars will be open on Remembrance Sunday at Wath Hall from 10am to 1pm.
A special event has also been arranged to honour the war dead in Moorgate Cemetery.
The Royal British Legion will lay a wreath at the cross of remembrance on Monday at 1pm.
The grade II-listed cemetery, on Boston Castle Grove, contains 52 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 32 from the Second World War.
Visit moorgatecemetery.org.uk for a full list of the servicemen.
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