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Welshpool will remember

Created on 09/11/2012 @ 15:51


Welshpool will remember the fallen heroes when Remembrance Sunday takes place on its traditional day of November 11.

The town is pulling together to provide a passionate display of pomp, ceremony and pride as local veterans from conflicts in World War Two, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan will march side by side through the town.

They will be joined by the armed forces of tomorrow with army and air force cadets playing their part in the event organised by the Welshpool Branch of the Royal British Legion along with the town council.

Led by Newtown Youth Band, the parade will meet in Park Lane, off High Street, at 10.20am in order to move off at 10.30am to be at St Mary’s Church for 11am.

Following the church service, there will be the laying of wreaths at the memorial at St Mary’s before the parade reforms to make its way back to the Town Hall.

The Remembrance weekend gets underway tonight (Friday) with a Festival of Remembrance in the Assembly Room at Welshpool Town Hall. The doors open at 7pm and the programme starts at 7.30pm.

The evening starts with a parade of Standards accompanied by music from the Porth-y-Waen Youth and Training Silver Band who will also lead the “Community Singing” later in the evening. The evening concludes with a service of remembrance taken by The Rev Stephen Willson, Vicar of St Marys and British Legion Chaplain.

After the service, refreshments will be served “NAAFI” style, organised by the Welshpool branch of the Royal British Legion.

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