REMEMBRANCE: Showing our pride in them

VETERANS, cadets, armed forces members and the public will come together to remember Rotherham’s fallen servicemen and women this weekend.

This year’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations will follow a similar format to 2021 and will be self-contained within Clifton Park.

The parade, made up of uniformed groups, veterans and key organisations from the armed forces family will depart from outside garden house at 10.40am and make its way through the park towards the fun park, past the bandstand and down to the war memorial.

From 10.55am, a service will take place led by the Rev Phil Batchford, with the Act of Remembrance, national two-minute silence and wreath laying at the cenotaph war memorial.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Tajamal Khan, and Rotherham Council leader, Cllr Chris Read, will lay wreaths on behalf of the borough.

Following the service, from 11.25am the parade will head back up to garden house, where the Mayor and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire will take the salute.

Clifton Park Museum is hosting a special display focused on the 100-year anniversary of the unveiling of the park’s war memorial, which will be open from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Communities across Rotherham are also holding their own remembrance events on Sunday, including Aston, Bramley, Brinsworth, Maltby, Ravenfield, Thurcroft, Wales, Wickersley and Tickhill.