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When and where to watch Remembrance Day services and parades in Newark, Southwell, Ollerton, Edwinstowe, Balderton and Farnsfield

This weekend towns and villages across the district will come together for the annual Remembrance commemorations.

On Sunday, November 12, moments of silence will be held, services will take place at war memorials and in churches and communities will gather to watch parades of veterans and serving members of the armed forces.

A number of road closures will be in effect to accommodate the events.

Newark Remembrance Day parade.
Newark Remembrance Day parade.


On Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, veterans and members of ex-service associations will observe a moment of silence at 11am at the steps to Newark Town Hall.

On Sunday, the town’s annual Remembrance Day service and parade will be held.

The parade will set off from the London Road car park at 10.45am, before marching along Baldertongate to arrive at the War Memorial by Newark Parish Church on Appletongate.

The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry will parade alongside members of the Newark Branch of the Royal British Legion and representatives from the ex-service associations, the Sea, Army, Air and St Johns Ambulance Cadets as well as the 7th Newark Scout Group.

Mayor of Newark, Pamela Ball, will lead a civic procession to the War Memorial, where a wreath laying ceremony will take place at 10.55am.

The deputy mayor Diana Ledger will lay wreathes at the First World War Cross and the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery.

Reverend Chris Lion will read prayers before a two minutes silence will be observed at 11am — a church service will then be held in Newark Parish Church at 11.15am.

Following the service the parade will perform a march past in the Market Place when the salute will be taken by Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE DL, as the Lord Lieutenant’s representative, the Mayor of Newark Pamela Ball and and the President of the Newark Branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Parade then returns to the London Road car park via the Market Place, Bridge Street and Baldertongate, with the Newark Town Band providing musical accompaniment throughout the day.

Road closures will be in place from 7am to protect the route, and will see Cartergate, Baldertongate (from the London Road car park entrance), Barnbygate (from the Methodist Church) and Appletongate (from Mount Street) and the Market Place closed until the parade has finished at approximately 1pm. London Road car park will also be closed to allow the parade to form.

Remembrance Sunday service at Southwell Minster 2021.
Remembrance Sunday service at Southwell Minster 2021.


Uniformed groups will begin to form up at the Burgage Memorial in Southwell from 10.30am on Sunday.

The chairman of Southwell Town Council, Martin Stott, will then open proceedings with a welcome before the laying of wreaths.

Shortly before 11am the parade will be brought to attention and The Last Post sounded and a two minutes silence is observed on the hour, marked by the ringing of Southwell Minster’s bells.

The Dean of Southwell, Nicola Sullivan will then read prayers before parade prepares to march off.

The Parade will set off from The Burgage, move down King Street, the market place and Westgate to arrive at Southwell Minster at 11.15am where a service will take place.

Following the service at the Minster, wreath laying will take place at War Memorial Gates at approximately 12noon.

Between the hours of 10am and 11.30am The Burgage, King Street and the Market Place (whole length) and Westgate (from Market Place to entrance to Southwell Minster) will be temporarily closed to traffic.

Newark Remembrance Day parade.
Newark Remembrance Day parade.


A parade through Ollerton will take place on Sunday, first assembling outside of the Town Hall on Sherwood Drive from 10am.

The parade will then set off at 10.15am and will arrive at the War Memorial Gardens in Ollerton at approximately 10.45am.

A Service of Remembrance will then take place in the gardens which will include the laying of the wreaths.

To accommodate the parade a number of roads will be closed to traffic from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Road closures include Sherwood Drive (whole length), Forest Road (from junction with Sycamore Road to its junction with Back Lane), Ollerton Road (whole length), Main Street (whole length), Church Street (whole length), Market Place (whole length) and Newark Road (whole length).

Sherwood Drive, Forest Road and Ollerton Road will reopen once the parade has passed. However, Main Street, Church Street, Market Place and Newark Road in Old Ollerton will remain closed throughout whilst pedestrians gather at the memorial.

A cascade of knitted poppies at St.Giles Church in Balderton
A cascade of knitted poppies at St.Giles Church in Balderton


Participants will begin to gather at the King Edwin Primary School on Fourth Avenue from 9.15am where a parade will form before marching to St.Mary’s Church where a service will be held.

Temporary road closures will be in place from 9.35am until 9.45am on Fourth Avenue (from King Edwin Primary School to Fifth Avenue), Fifth Avenue (from Fourth Avenue to Mansfield Road), Mansfield Road (from Fifth Avenue and Church Farm).

Following the service the parade will then set off again and head to the war memorial.

Road will them be temporarily closed again from 10:45am to 11:20am on Mansfield Road (from Church Farm to Church Street), High Street (from Mansfield Road to West Lane), West Lane (whole length) and Mansfield Road (from West Lane to Fifth Avenue).


A service will be held at St.Giles Church in Balderton at 10.45am.

From 10.15am to 10.45am and again from 11.15am to 12.30pm, Main Street between its junctions with London Road and Queen Street will be temporally closed to traffic.


The town’s Remembrance Sunday service will take place at St.Michael’s Church at 10.45am following a parade from The Plough pub.

Main Street will be temporarily closed to traffic from 10am to 12noon to allow the parade to take place.

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