Remembrance Sunday events in Bridlington

Wreaths will be laid at Bridlington War Memorial.
Wreaths will be laid at Bridlington War Memorial.

FORCES veterans and residents will gather together in Bridlington on Sunday, November 11 to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

And in the run up to the remembrance service, the Poppy Appeal will be launched in the town next week.

A re-dedication service will be held this weekend at the town’s war memorial for the remembrance crosses in the memorial gardens.

Barry Moody, of the Bridlington branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “All are invited to attend and support these events to allow us to remember and hopefully increase the funds via the Poppy Appeal, to ensure we can remember and support the ex-service community who have a need financially, physically, and psychologically.”

The town’s annual Remembrance Sunday parade will take place on November 11 and this year it will leave from Station Avenue, not the town hall car park as in previous years.

But those organisations who collect wreaths will still pick them up at the town hall as before.

The parade will be led by the Children of the Mist Pipe Band and will make its way to the war memorial, to arrive by 10.35am.

Various civic dignitaries, including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding Andrew Marr, vice chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Coun Claude Mole, and town mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth are due to attend.

The service will be conducted by the Rev Jonathan Couper and the service will move into Christ Church in the event of inclement weather.

Following the service, the parade will return to the Royal British Legion Club via Prospect Street and Springfield Avenue.

In the run up to the remembrance service the annual Poppy Appeal will be launched in Bridlington on Monday in the Promenades Shopping Centre at 2pm and it is hoped the town mayor Coun Charlesworth will attend.

Anyone who can spare a couple of hours to volunteer for the Poppy Appeal at a supermarket has been asked to contact Mr Morris on 678472.

And this Saturday, November 3, will see the re-dedication of the plot for the planting of the crosses of remembrance.

The Canon Cyril Dawson will hold a short service of re-dedication at the allocated plot in the Memorial Gardens, off Prospect Street, from 10.45am.