Remembrance in Telford and Wrekin 2017
The annual Remembrance events will be taking place in Telford and Wrekin this weekend to remember the men and women who gave their lives in combat.
The Armistice Day Service at the memorial in Telford Town Park is at 10.50am on Saturday 11 November. The event commemorates The Armistice signed by the Allies of World War I for the cessation of hostilities of the Western Front. The day has since become one of remembrance for all those who have died during times of war.
Telford and Wrekin Mayor Councillor Stephen Reynolds will be joined at the event by Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, representatives from The Royal British Legion, D (Shropshire Yeomany) Squadron The Royal Yeomanry, The Rifles and other organisations. A bugler will play the Last Post ahead of the Two Minute Silence at 11am which will be followed by the sounding of the Reveille and then the laying of wreaths. All are welcome to attend.
On Remembrance Sunday, 12 November, the Festival of Remembrance takes place at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place. The Mayor and Councillor Davies will be attending the event which is organised by Telford & Wrekin Council, The Royal British Legion and Telford Christians Together.
The Festival of Remembrance will include the Parade of Standard Bearers, a reading of 100 names from the Roll of Honour, a bugler playing the Last Post, two minutes silence and the sounding of the Reveille in a moving tribute to the fallen. Although all are welcome to attend, this is a ticketed event and only a few spaces remain. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to call the theatre box office on 01952 382 382.
The Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Councillor Stephen Reynolds said: “This is a time for us to remember and honour all those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. It is a poignant time and I hope people will join us as we pay tribute to our brave men and women.”
In addition to these remembrance events, there will be a number of other ceremonies, services and parades happening around the borough. Details are set out below, and all are welcome to attend.
Remembrance events around the borough:
FRIDAY 10 November
Please assemble at 10.45am for a service which takes place at Dawley House, Burton Street in association with the Restroom Fellowship.
SATURDAY 11 November
Telford Town Park
Wreath Laying Ceremony commencing at 10.50am at the Remembrance Memorial in Telford Town Park. Followed by refreshments in the Visitor Centre.
The town council will be holding a short Armistice Day Service at the War Graves Newport Cemetery at 11.00am. Meet at 10.45am at The Chapel
SUNDAY 12 November
10.50am Service at Holy Trinity Church, Coalbrookdale followed by a procession through the churchyard and onto the War Memorial at the side of the road in Coalbrookdale for brief prayers and the Act of Remembrance.
Please assemble at the car park adjacent to the RBL Club in Station Road, Dawley for 10.15am. March off at 10.30am to the service at Dawley Christian Centre arriving no later than 10.40am. Wreaths will be laid during the service. Parade returns to the RBL Club after the service for refreshments.
A joint Remembrance Day Service with the garrison community will take place at 10.45am at St Matthew's Church, Donnington Wood during which wreaths will be laid. Assemble at the War Memorial on Winifreds Drive for an Ecumenical Service which commences at 10.45am during which wreaths will be laid.
Parade assembles from 10.00 – 10.15am at Castle Farm Community Centre. 10.25am the parade forms and at 10.40am the parade moves off along High Street and via Waterloo Road, Sunningdale and Crescent Road to the Cenotaph in Manse Road. 10.55am the parade arrives at the Cenotaph for the Service and Wreath Laying. 11.15am Service at Hadley Methodist Church. After the Service a short parade back and march-past to Castle Farm Community Centre via the High Street for refreshments.
No service this year.
Please assemble at the foot of Memorial Bridge, Boat Inn, Jackfield for 10.45am. The service commences shortly after 10.50am during which the wreath laying will take place. The RBL Jackfield wreath bearer will ascend steps to lay a wreath on the bridge, followed by the Borough Councillor. The service concludes around 11.30am and refreshments are available afterwards in the Boat Inn - all welcome.
Please take your seat in the church, St Mary the Virgin, Ketley at 10.55am ready for the Silence at 11.00am. This will be followed by a service and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the churchyard.
Holy Communion Service takes place at 9.15am along with the Act of Remembrance at St John the Evangelist Church, Lawley. Wreaths will be laid during the service.
Service at 9.30am at St Lawrence Church, Church Road, Little Wenlock followed by Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Memorial (in the church grounds). (Please note on road parking).
Please assemble at 10.15am at the Woodside Centre, Park Lane, Woodside. The parade proceeds via Park Lane, Mound Way, Ironbridge Road, Park Street, Maddocks, Victoria Road and along Russell Road to arrive at the Cenotaph in Madeley for the Wreath Laying Service at 10.45am. Refreshments will be available in the Cricket Club after the event.
Holy Communion Service begins at 10.45am at St Leonards, Malinslee to include an Act of Remembrance. No wreaths are laid, but all welcome to attend.
Assemble at 10.10am on Audley Avenue and march off at 10.15am to St Nicholas Church for the service which commences at 11.00am. Wreaths will be laid after the service in the church grounds. Followed by a parade back to the RBL Club at approximately 12.10pm.
Service at 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church, Holyhead Road, Oakengates.
A service will be held at 10.00am at Salvation Army Hall, Oakengates to be followed by a march commencing at 10.30am from outside the Hall. There will be a parade to the Memorial Gates at Hartshill Park where there will be a shared Act of Remembrance including the laying of wreaths (meet at the gates at 10.45am if not attending the service or parading). Light refreshments at the Salvation Army will be available after the service.
Service commences at 10.30am at St Peters Church, Church Road, Snedshill, Priorslee, which incorporates the Wreath Laying Ceremony.
A short Act of Remembrance at the Memorial Gates, Recreation Ground,
St Georges at 10.45am followed by a Service at St Georges Parish Church at 11.00am.
Telford Town Park
Light refreshments will be available at Meeting Point House from 9.30am. This will be followed by a parade at 10.20am from Southwater Square to the Remembrance Memorial in Telford Town Park for 10.30am where there will be a short service to include wreath laying.
Parade assembles at 10.15am at Nailor’s Row Car Park and leaves at 10.25am. The Parade proceeds to the top of New Street, march through Market Square and into Church Street arriving at the Lych Gate (in front of All Saints Church) in time for the short service at 10.45am. Following the service at approximately 11.15am, the parade will march back to the car park by the same route in reverse for dismissal.
A shared service with the Salvation Army band will be held at St Mary & St Leonard commencing at 4.00pm. The Act of Remembrance will include a wreath laying event.
Service of Remembrance at Wrockwardine Wood Holy Trinity Church, Wrockwardine Wood. Please assemble at 10.45am, for the 11.00am Remembrance Day Service at Wrockwardine Wood Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Wrockwardine Wood.
Meet at the War Memorial located on the triangular junction down from St Peter’s Church at 10.45am. Service begins at 10.50am when wreaths will be laid at the Memorial. Two minutes’ silence and the remainder of the service will be held in the Church followed by light refreshments.Shropshire Yeomanry