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Remembrance 2019: Newark, Balderton, Southwell and Bingham host parades to honour the fallen


By Connor Thompson


NEWARK:

Veterans and members of the modern day Armed Forces will close ranks on Sunday for Newark’s Remembrance Day parade.

The parade will leave London Road carpark at around 10.45am, marching via Baldertongate, to the war memorial on Appletongate.

Remembrance statues stand by the war memorial at Parish Church, Newark. 051119TV4-1. (20940781)
Remembrance statues stand by the war memorial at Parish Church, Newark. 051119TV4-1. (20940781)

Anyone wanting to take part should ensure they are at the carpark no later than 10.30am.

The Mayor of Newark, Mrs Irene Brown, will lead a procession of civic leaders and invited guests.to the memorial from the Town Hall at 10.45am.

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the memorial, beginning at 10.55am, with prayers led by the Rev David Pickersgill, priest-in-charge at Newark Parish Church.

Newark's Remembrance Day parade. 111118DC1-16 (5420385)
Newark's Remembrance Day parade. 111118DC1-16 (5420385)

The two-minutes’ silence will be observed at 11am.

Music will be provided by Newark Town Band.

A service will be held in the parish church at 11.15am.

There will then be a march in the Market Place and Newark Town Band will provide musical accompaniment as the parade returns to London Road carpark via Bridge Street and Baldertongate.

After the march, a reception will be held in the Town Hall, where speeches will be made by Mrs Brown and responded to by the outgoing chairman of the Newark branch of the Royal British Legion, Mr John Rush.

BALDERTON:

The parade in Balderton will be led by the Scout and Guide Band.

1st Balderton Cubs standard bearer Harry Rice.. (5338077)
1st Balderton Cubs standard bearer Harry Rice.. (5338077)

Veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces, Balderton and Fernwood parish councils, cadets, the emergency services, Women’s Institute, Scouts, Cubs, Boy’s Brigade, Guides and Brownies will muster in Main Street by the post office at 10.15am.

It will march to St Giles’ Church where there will be a service.

The parade will re-form after the service ­— at around 11.40am ­— and march back to the war memorial outside the Methodist Church where there will be a further service, wreaths laid and two minutes of silence observed.

NEWARK AIR MUSEUM:

Sunday’s annual service of remembrance will take place in the RAF Winthorpe Memorial Garden at 3pm at Newark Air Museum.

The service will commemorate all the service personnel who are remembered on the various memorials and tributes around the museum site.

Proceedings are due to be led by the Rev Alan Boyd.

Various local service organisations are due to attend, along with local civic dignitaries, visitors and museum members.

The parade will assemble between 2.30pm and 2.45pm in the museum café.

Attendees are reminded the Vintage Tractor Show is taking place at Newark Showground on the same day.

SOUTHWELL:

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Southwell will start at 10.30am at the Burgage.

Twenty wreaths will be laid at around 10.50am, before the two-minute silence at 11am, which will be followed by The Last Post and Reveille.

Among those laying a wreath will be the Dean of Southwell, the Very Rev Nicola Sullivan, who will also lead the prayers.

Southwell Remembrance Sunday 2018
Deputy Lieutenant Geoffrey Bond lays a wreath (21168537)
Southwell Remembrance Sunday 2018 Deputy Lieutenant Geoffrey Bond lays a wreath (21168537)

Wreaths will also be laid on behalf of organisations including Southwell Town Council,Southwell branch of the Royal British Legion, the masonic lodge, and uniformed organisations such as the Scouts and Guides.

The parade will then form and march through the town centre to the minster for a service, during which poppies fall from the ceiling of the nave.

A wreath will be laid in the cathedral, before the final act of remembrance at the recreational ground.

On Monday, wreaths will be laid at the minster (11am) Holy Trinity Church (11.20am) and Southwell Methodist Church (10.40am).

BINGHAM:

The annual parade will start at 10.25am and march through the town to the Parish Church and War Memorial for the Remembrance Service.

Younger participants will parade to the Parish Church and will then be escorted back to the Methodist Church Hall for a Service.

Those organisations wishing to take part in the parade should form up on Eaton Place Car Park before 10.15am.

The service will start at 10.50am in time for the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am precisely, following the presentation of the Standards and the reading of the Names.

Following the service, the parade will form up on Cherry Street at 11.50am and march past the Saluting Base at the northern end of the square to Eaton Place Car Park.

Younger participants will join the parade at the entrance to Robert Miles School.

Bingham Town centre will be closed to traffic from 10.25 to 10.40am and again from 11.50am to 12.05pm.



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