RESIDENTS across Bromsgrove, Rubery, South Birmingham will be joining together tomorrow (Sunday) to remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts over the years.
Here is a list of the Remembrance commemorations taking place across Bromsgrove District:
THOSE taking part in this year’s Bromsgrove Remembrance Parade will meet at the top of the High Street outside Argos at 10.20am on Sunday (November 8), ready to move off at 10.35am.
The parade will head along the High Street, giving an ‘eyes left’ at the Off Fellows Memorial before turning right into Church Street.
It will then cross Market Street and Church Close, leading up to the monument on Crown Close.
The service will be conducted outside, beginning at 10.50am. The Act of Remembrance will take place at 11am and then there will be the laying of wreaths. The service will conclude around midday.
After the outside service, wreaths will then be laid at the war memorials within St John’s Church – anyone who wants to attend that is very welcome to do so.
After the parade disperses, everyone is invited to the Millfield Club where light refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.
Any organisations wishing to lay a wreath and / or take part in the parade should contact the chairman of Bromsgrove’s Royal British Legion, Patrick Smith, by e-mailing him at email@example.com or by calling 07949 789841.
In the event of wet weather, the service will be conducted in St John’s Church.
On Wednesday (November 11), there will be a short service at the Odd Fellows Memorial, starting about 10.45am. That will feature a blessing and a two-minute silence at 11am, along with the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille.
On Sunday (November 8), there will be the laying of wreaths at 10am at the village’s War Memorial. That will be followed by a Remembrance service at 10.30 at St Godwalds Church.
On Sunday (November 8), the village’s annual Remembrance Service starts at 10am in Catshill Social Club, before a march to the war memorial on Stourbridge Road at 10.40am. The outdoor service starts at 10.50am with a two-minute silence at 11am. There will then be free hot drinks back at Catshill Club at 11.15am. Residents are being reminded that there are road closures around the war memorial from 10.30am.
On Sunday (November 8), those going along should assemble outside the Rubery Royal British Legion from 10.15am for a service of Remembrance at 10.30am which will be taken by Rev Sandy Ellis. There will be hymns accompanied by Rubery Marching Band and that will be followed by two-minute silence at 11am. The bugler will be Stephanie Cotterill. There will then be a parade led by Rubery Youth Marching Band to St Chad’s where there will be a short service.
Afterwards at the Rubery Legion Club, there will be a family disco and refreshments for those in the uniformed services.
Those taking part in the parade will meet up at 10.15am on Sunday (November 8) outside Blakedown Railway Station. The procession will reach Blakedown Church for 10.45am where there will be a service of Remembrance.