REMEMBRANCE weekend services in Alcester, Studley and Holberrow Green.
Saturday, November 10:
A SHORT service of Remembrance will be held at the Oak Tree/Memorial bench at Holberrow Green between Astwood Bank and Inkberrow in memory of those Holberrow Green men who gave their lives in World War One.
The service will be conducted by Rev’d Bruce Rienstra, vicar of St Peter’s, Inkberrow with Major Davidson of the Royal British Legion.
Representatives of the families and other members of the public are welcome to attend and to come forward to lay wreaths, light candles or offer other symbols of remembrance and hope.
7.30pm on Saturday, November 10 there is ‘A Night to Remember’ concert organised by Rous Lench and Inkberrow Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at Inkberrow Village Hall, Sands Road, Inkberrow, WR7 4HJ.
The evening will feature Arrow Valley Brass, and contributions from Inkberrow First School and Studley High School. The evening will consist of a programme of traditional and popular music with a chance for the audience to join in.
Tickets are £5 for adults from The Forge Shop, on 07400 576606, or on the door.
Remembrance Weekend 2018 events in Alcester:
Saturday, November 10
10.45am – Commemoration of the Alcester War Memorials and dedication of service and Sacrifice Book.
Meet at St Nicholas Church at 10.45am ready to start at 11am. From the Church walk to the Baptist Church.
7pm – Remembrance Concert. St Nicholas Church. Tickets £10 with half time refreshments in The Church House.
Sunday, November 11 (Morning)
6am – Piper to play ‘Battles O’er’ on the Church Green.
10.15am – Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day from 10.15 to 12.30pm.
Remembrance Sunday Lunch arranged by David Hancox – ticket needed.
Sunday, November 11 (Evening)
Official opening of Centenary Fields:
6.30pm – Battles Over, event at the Centenary Fields, Stratford Road, Alcester.
6.55pm – The Last Post.
7pm – Lighting of the Beacon.
7.05pm – Town Crier joins hundeds across the UK and the world in a cry for peace and the bells ring out.
7.15pm – Short ceremony to officially open the fields.
People can bring along their own lanterns and torches to be lit at 7pm along with the Beacon.
November 11, Remembrance Day services in Studley
Studley Annual Remembrance Day Parade.
9.45am – Parade will assemble at Pool Road car park for a 10.15am start.
10.15am – Ringing of bells half muffled at Studley Parish Church.
March to the Cenotaph via Crooks Lane, Toms Town and New Road to arrive at the War Memorial at 10.50am for The Act of Remembrance.
11am – Tolling of single tenor bell striking 11 times signify 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
11am – Laying of wreaths.
Then march back to Pool Road for the Salute, via A435, Barley Mow Island, High Street and Crooks Lane.
Road closures will be in place from 10am to 12midday.
All are welcome, especially serving and ex-service personnel.
Road users are asked to be patient when driving around Studley during the above times.
The main A435 will be closed to through traffic between Spernal Ash and The Barley Mow Island.
There will also be temporary closures along the route as the parade passes through.
12.30pm – Ringing Remembers at the bells ring out to open celebration of peace.
1pm to 5pm – Studley Royal British Legion afternoon tea and entertainment at Studley Sports and Social Club.
7.05pm – Ringing out for peace at Studley Parish Church.