Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Remembrance Service

Saltburn's centotaphThe annual Remembrance Day parade and service at Saltburn Cenotaph on Sunday November 12 will be changed a little this year to reflect the age of ex-servicemen and women taking part. Instead of marching from Somerfield's car park to Emmanuel Church and then on to the cenotaph in Glenside, the parade will march from the church after a service there. As well as ex-service members, many of whom are now in their eighties, the marchers include Army cadets, members of the local Scout and Guide groups and community members. The parade will assemble outside Emmanuel Church at 9.45am. The 10.00 am service will then be followed by the 300yd march to the War Memorial for the wreath laying ceremony. The parade will disperse after the open-air service at the cenotaph.
Armistice Day itself on Saturday November 11 will be marked by two minutes' silence in Saltburn town centre. A whistle will be blown just before the hour by Ned Atkinson, of Saltburn and District Royal British Legion, to invite passers-by to pause for the traditional two minutes.

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