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Council announces details of remembrance events

Friday November 4 2016




BARNSLEY Council has announced details of next week's remembrance events.

On Friday (November 11) the Mayor of Barnsley will lead a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day at 11am.  

The Mayor will be joined at the war memorial in front of the town hall by members of the Royal British Legion, representatives from service and veterans’ organisations and school children including all pupils of Summer Lane Primary.

After a bugler has marked the two-minute silence, the children will lay their own poppy wreaths in remembrance.

This year, all the students from Barnsley Sixth Form College will take part.

Then on Remembrance Sunday (November 13) at 11am, also at the war memorial, the Mayor will lead a service of remembrance.

It will start with the Mayor processing out of the town hall to observe a two-minute silence. She will be joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, the Freemen and women of the borough, local MPs and other dignitaries.

After the laying of wreaths there will be a service to commemorate those who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

The service will be led by Canon Reverend Stephen Race, parish priest for St Mary’s the Virgin Church.

At the conclusion of the service those taking part in the parade - representatives from service organisations  including the Yorkshire Regiment, veterans, cadets, scouts and St John Ambulance Brigade - will take part in a march past the town hall with the Mayor and the Lord-Lieutenant taking the salute.

We will remember them.

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Reply Posted by sue on Friday November 4 2016 at 21:55
Quite right that we remember.

Reply Posted by Christine on Wednesday November 9 2016 at 12:06
Not only first and second world wars but other conflicts too

Reply Posted by John P on Sunday November 13 2016 at 18:42
Was it my watch and those around me who thought the civic party were late,therefore 2min silence late,was it me and those around me who thought the Easter hymn was maybe not appropriate ,was it me and those around me who thought the address by the clergy was political to begin with and out of order.Perhaps the dress of the civic party should also be addressed.