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Remembrance helpers needed to take part in parade

Remembrance helpers needed to take part in parade Remembrance helpers needed to take part in parade
Updated: 11:05 am, May 07, 2015

DETAILS of Bromsgrove’s annual Remembrance Day parade have been released by the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

The event, on November 9, will see those wanting to take part in the parade mustering at the top of the High Street, outside Argos, at 10am on that day.

It will then proceed along the High Street and, after giving an ‘eyes left’ at the Odd Fellows Memorial, will turn right into Church Street.

It will then cross Market Street and onto the new monument on Crown Close. A short service will be conducted there and, after the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille, those with wreaths will take them and place them around the monument.

After the wreaths have been laid the parade will proceed to St John’s church for a service and wreaths will be laid on the war memorial there.

After the service the parade will disperse and all those taking part in the parade are invited to the Bewell Head Social Club where light refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.

Bromsgrove Royal British Legion is looking for people to assist with selling poppies this year within the district.

Anyone who is able to help sell poppies on November 7 or 8 should contact either Martin Connellan at the Bromsgrove Cobbler’s on 01527 576560 or Patrick Smith by calling 07949 789841.

Representatives from organisations wanting to lay a wreath during the Remembrance parade on November 9 should contact Mr Connellan at his shop on Church Street or by calling 01527 576560 before October 27.

This year’s Remembrance parade is set to be even more poignant as 2014 marks the centenary anniversary of the beginning of the First World War which was started in 1914.