AN EXTRA special Remembrance event will take place in Tamworth on Sunday, November 11 to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Do not worry if you cannot make it into the Town Centre, however, we also have details of Remembrance events taking place in surrounding Towns and Villages.
In Tamworth, the parade will muster at Ladybridge from 10.20am and is due to set off around 10.30am.
Coventry Jaguar Band will lead the parade of standards, former servicemen and women, DMS Whittington, sea cadets, army cadets, air training corps, police, fire service, St John Ambulance, scouts, cubs, guides, brownies and the boys brigade as it makes its way through the town centre to the war memorial outside St Editha’s Church.
There will then be a wreath laying, the last post and an 11.00am silence, before a service in the church to be led by Vicar of Tamworth, Rev Alan Gordon.
After the service, the parade will head to the Town Hall for the traditional salute and then this year make its way into the Castle Grounds, rather than the Town Hall, where it will form on the lower lawn for a formal address and salute. It will be met by the Mercian Singers, Tamworth Voices and Tamworth Ladies Choir singing Land of Hope and Glory.
The parade will also be able to view the poppy cascade from the top of Tamworth Castle – an impressive community project which has brought people from across the town together to make poppies out of used plastic bottles.
Thousands of poppies have been created and attached to nets which will be hung from the top of the Castle ahead of the Remembrance Sunday events.
The ‘poppyfying’ is a joint project between Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team, Tamworth Castle and Tamworth Ladymeadow WI, which has led the poppy-making efforts.
Below is a roundup of other events taking place for Remembrance Sunday.
Remembrance Service at 10.30am at St. Editha’s Church, The Green, Amington
At St. Mary’s Church in Market Place, the service will begin at 9.30am and followed by ‘End of the Great War Gala Event’ in the Market Square.
Remembrance Service at St. Andrew’s Church at 10.15am, followed by ‘Act of Remembrance’ at the War Memorial outside the Church.
Remembrance service at 10.30am at St. Paul’s Church, Church Road, Dosthill. Attendees can feel free to stay for tea or coffee in the Norman chapel afterwards.
Holy Trinity Church, Edingale. Service starts at 10.15am.
St. Peter’s Church, Elford. Service starts at 10.15am.
Remembrance service begins at the war memorial next to Fazeley town hall at 10.45am. Following the roll call, silence and laying of wreaths, the service will continue at St. Paul’s Church.
Remembrance Service at 10.00am at St. George’s Church, Bamford Street, Glascote.
Remembrance Service at St. Matthew’s Church starts at 4.00pm and includes members of the Royal British Legion.
The parade starts from Fire Station at 9.30am. Church Service at Polesworth Abbey starts 10.00am. Act of Remembrance and Two-Minutes Silence at the War Memorial in the Abbey driveway 10.50 am.
At 10.50am, there will be an outdoor act of remembrance by the War Memorial outside the Warton Parish Rooms. This will be followed at 11.15am by the Remembrance Service at Holy Trinity Church in Warton.
Parade starting at China Cottage on the Hockley Road at 10.40am and making their way to Holy Trinity Church, Wilnecote. For anyone who wants to go straight to the church, you will be able to go inside from 10.45am so that you can be settled for the service at 11.00am.