Haverhill Remembrance Day parade switches to the morning
Haverhill’s Remembrance Day Parade will be held this Sunday morning, rather than the afternoon, and follows the ending of shared arrangements with Bury under the former St Edmundsbury Council.
The parade, organised by Haverhill Branch of the Royal British Legion, and now supported by Haverhill Town Council, will form up in the arts centre car park, from 9.30am.
Members of the public and local groups and organisations are invited to join, and march off at 10.20am.
For the first time, the Phoenix Pipe & Drum Band will lead the parade via Duddery Hill, High Street, Queen Street and Withersfield Road to the war memorial in the cemetery.
A stop will be made at the Market Square, for dignitaries and VIPs including, it is hoped, Second World War veterans and other ex-servicemen and women.
At the war memorial a Service of Remembrance will be held, led this year by Deacon Huw Williams and the Rev Chris Eyden, and where, following the sounding of the Last Post and the two minute silence at 11am, poppy wreaths will be laid.
The parade will return with a salute being taken on Market Square before ending in the High Street.
Afterwards, St Mary’s Church will be open, not for another service but as a place for reflection for those of any faith or none, with displays
on a theme of Remembrance. Refreshments will also be available.
Haverhill RBL will be arranging the traditional two minute silence on Monday, Armistice Day, at 11am outside the post office in the High Street.
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