WITH Armistice Day on Saturday and Remembrance Sunday the following day, here are the details of all the parades and services taking place across Redditch borough and in Alcester and Studley.
On Armistice Day on Saturday, November 11, there will be a special service from 10.50am to 11.30am at the war memorial on the St Nicholas’ Church Green. It will include a two-minute silence at 11am.
There will be a Remembrance Concert – also on Saturday – at St Nicholas’ Church at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Then on Remembrance Sunday, November 12, there will be the annual parade at 10.40am from Bleachfield Street.
After the march to St Nicholas’ Church, there will then be an outdoor service which includes the wreath-laying and the two-minute silence at 11am, After the service, the parade marches back to Henley Street for dispersal, thanks and refreshments,
People are welcome to gather at the Cenotaph on Alcester Road, Studley, for a short service at 11am on Armistice Day on Saturday, November 11.
The Centoaph has been cleaned for the first time in 100 years, especially for the occasion.
The clean was funded by the Studley Parish Council.
A Studley Royal British Legion spokesperson said: “It looks absolutely gleaming.”
On Remembrance Sunday, November 12, there will be the annual Poppy Day parade.
The parade starts at Pool Road Car Park at 10.15am. It follows its usual route around Studley, arriving at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Service around 10.40am.
There will then be around 15 wreaths laid, along with the service where the names of the fallen will be read out by the head boy and head girl from Studley High School.
People will also gather after the parade for afternoon tea with vintage singer Melissa Hollick at Studley Sports and Social Club.
A short memorial service will take place at 11am on Armistice Day on Saturday, November 11, at the Plymouth Road war memorial.
On Remembrance Sunday, November 12, the poppy parade is setting off from the town hall at 10.45am.
The parade will be following its usual route up Alcester Street to the war memorial by St Stephen’s.
Revd Sarah-Jayne Hewitt, the vicar of St Stephen’s, will be leading the service.
An Act of Remembrance service will be held at Gorsey Lotts War Memorial on Alcester Road at 10.45am on Armistice Day on Saturday, November 11.
On Sunday November 12, the Remembrance Day starts at 9.30am with a church service at St Mary’s Church on Shawhurst Lane.
The parade starts at 10.45am from the church to the War Memorial on Alcester Road – this will be led by Kings Norton Youth Marching Band.
Refreshments will be served at Wythall Royal British Legion after the parade.
On Sunday, November 12, members of the Royal British Legion will once again be taking part in the Remembrance parade in Astwood Bank.
Parade participants will assemble at 9.30am at St Matthias and St George’s Church for a service at 10am in the church.
At 10.30am the parade, will march to the War Memorial on Evesham Road for wreath laying and the two-minute silence when names of the fallen will be read out.
A short service will then follow.