Stevenage and North Herts to respect the fallen at Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day services

Poppy Appeal fundraising in Letchworth in advance of this weekend's Remembrance services.

Poppy Appeal fundraising in Letchworth in advance of this weekend's Remembrance services. - Credit: Archant

Those who gave their lives in the line of duty will be respected at services on Remembrance Sunday this weekend and on Armistice Day itself next Wednesday.

Those who gave their lives in the line of duty will be respected at services on Remembrance Sunday this weekend and on Armistice Day itself next Wednesday.

•In Stevenage, the Remembrance Sunday commemoration will take place at 10.30am by the town’s war memorial on the Bowling Green.

MP Stephen McPartland and the town’s mayor, Councillor Howard Burrell, will be among the dignitaries attending.

“The service and parade brings together the people of Stevenage to mourn and pay their respects to all service people and civilians who lost their lives in the Great War and subsequent wars,” said the mayor.


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To make way for the Royal British Legion’s parade from Primett Road to the war memorial, starting at 10.20am, High Street will be closed between the Lytton Way and North Road junction and the north side of the High Street and Albert Street junction from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Hitchin Road will be closed for the same period between its junction with Martins Way roundabout and its junction with Lytton Way, as will Drapers Way and Walkern Road between its junction with the High Street and its junction with Church Lane.

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A service to observe the two-minute silence on Armistice Day will start at 10.50am in Town Square.

Geoffrey Fisher of the town’s Royal British Legion will lead the teams out before Stevenage FC’s FA Cup tie against Gillingham on Saturday. Paul Smith will then lay a wreath on the centre circle.

The exaltation will be read over the stadium loudspeaker, and there will be collections for the Poppy Appeal throughout the game.

•In Hitchin, the Royal British Legion will march from the town hall at 2pm on Sunday for a service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church, starting at 2.30pm.

This will be followed by a wreath-laying at the nearby war memorial, after which the Last Post and Reveille will be played.

A further two-minute silence will be observed at the Hitchin war memorial at 11am on Armistice Day.

•The Letchworth branch of the Royal British Legion will muster at the war memorial in Station Place at 10.30am on Sunday, and observe the two-minute silence at 11am.

After the Last Post and Reveille are played, those attending will march down Broadway to St Michael’s for a memorial service.

•In Baldock, the Royal British Legion will congregate at the war memorial at the north end of the High Street at 10.30am.

There will be two minutes’ silence at 11am, then the Last Post and Reveille.

•Ashwell will honour the fallen with a Remembrance Sunday service involving the Royal British Legion at St Mary’s at 3pm.

•There will also be a service at St Nicholas’s Church in Hinxworth at 9.45am, followed by act of Remembrance at 11am at Hinxworth war memorial.

•In Arlesey, a Remembrance parade to the war memorial will start at St Peter’s Avenue at 10.40am on Sunday. The service of Remembrance will start at 10.50am.

•There will be a Remembrance service at the war memorial in Old Knebworth at 12.30pm on Sunday.

•Shefford’s act of Remembrance will occur on Sunday at the war memorial on the High Street from 10.45am.

•In Stotfold, there will be a Remembrance service at St Mary the Virgin at 3.30pm.

•People in St Ippolyts will gather at the village’s war memorial at 10.50am for a service of Remembrance, followed by holy communion in the church.

•There will be a services of Remembrance at St Mary’s in Little Wymondley at 3.30pm on Sunday.

•In St Paul’s Walden, there will be Remembrance Sunday services at St Martin’s in Preston at 9.30am, at All Saints’ in St Paul’s Walden at 11am, and at the war memorial in Whitwell at 3pm.

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