What’s On for Remembrance Sunday 2015

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Events are being held across Staffordshire this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday.

StaffsLive has collated a list of parades and services taking place across the county for people to pay their respects.

Stoke-on-Trent

Date and Time: 08/11/15 10am-1pm

Location: Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN

The Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Jean Bowers, will lead the tribute to all those who have given their lives in the service of this country. Meeting at Stoke Cenotaph for an act of remembrance, this will then be followed by a service at Stoke Minster.

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Date and Time: 08/11/15  10am

Location: St. Giles’ Church, Church Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1QS

Residents are invited to join the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme at the annual Remembrance Day church service and parade.The pipes and drums of the Black Watch Association once again lead the parade from the Civic Offices, Merrial Street, at 9.30am. A wreath-laying ceremony and the act of remembrance takes place at the war memorial in Red Lion Square at 11am. The parade will then make its way back to the Civic Offices where Mayor Sandra Hambleton will take the salute from the balcony.

Spode Works – Flower Army

Date and Time: 08/11/2015 2pm – 4pm

Location: Spode Works Visitor Centre, Elenora Street, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1QD

A volunteer flower army has helped to make hundreds of bone china forget-me-nots, and families are invited to join them in creating many more. This free event is part of the First World War Centenary Project.

Leek

Date and Time: 08/11/15 9.30am

Location: Starts at Market Street to St Edward’s Church, then to Nicholson War Memorial in Derby Street.

Organised by The British Legion, the march will start at Market Street for a parade to St Edward’s Church where a special service will take place. The parade will then continue to the Nicholson War Memorial in Derby Street, where there will be an outside service and act of remembrance at 11am.

Stafford

Date and Time: 08/11/15 10.45 am – 12.30

Location: Victoria Rd, Stafford ST16 2BY

Open air commemoration at the Borough War Memorial, Victoria Road, Stafford which includes a service, wreath-laying at both the borough and county war memorials, and a parade through Stafford town centre.

National Memorial Arboretum

Date and Time: 08/11/15 10.15am – 1pm

Location: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR. 

Visitors can pay their respects at the base of the Armed forces memorial. Music from the West Midlands Police Brass Band with Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Warwickshire Band. There will also be a band concert and traditional wreath-laying. 

Cannock

Date and Time: 08/11/15 10.20 am

Location: Stafford Road, Huntington, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 4NA

The parade will gather at 10.20am with music and wreaths, then arrive at the cenotaph at 10.30 for the service and wreath laying.

Rugeley

Date and Time: 08/11/15 9.15am

Location: Station Road, Rugeley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2AB,

Remembrance Service at St Augustine’s Church, Station Road at 9.15am. Parade from Mansfield House Car Park, Market Street at 10.00am
Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, Anson Street at 11am followed by laying of wreaths. Parade marches to Olly’s Bar, Bow Street for refreshments after the wreath-laying.

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