At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
- Credit: Helping Whittlesey
Across Cambridgeshire, thousands will observe Remembrance Day at one of many services taking place in our towns and villages.
Here, with the help of Cambridgeshire County Council, we list many we know about.
And thankyou to Whittlesey and Chatteris for providing the photographs from their own tributes locally.
If you are organising an event not shown in the list, please email the author and we will update and include.
A small service will take place at Bassingbourn War Memorial on Thursday 11 November at 11.45am.
Villagers will gather at the War Memorial at the west end of Bassingbourn High Street at 11.45 on Sunday 14 November where our local vicar will lead with prayer followed by reading the names of our Fallen and the laying of wreaths and the last post.
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This is followed by a service at the Parish Church.
Burwell Parish Council is planning to hold and Act of Remembrance on Sunday 14 November at 2.30 pm at the War Memorial, The Causeway, Burwell.
This is normally followed by a parade by the uniformed groups to St Mary’s Church in the High Street commencing at 3pm.
THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2021
11:00 Armistice Day Service at the War Memorial
THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2021
RAF Memorial Unveiling.
11:15 New RAF Memorial unveiling at the Memorial
The Parade Marshall (PM) will call all Standard Bearers and honour guard present to attention and give the order:
SUNDAY 14th NOVEMBER
Chatteris Remembrance Parade
14.15: All to muster at the Furrowfields Car Park for the Parade through the Town to the War Memorial
14.35: Parade to commence; the salute taken by Col. Roger Herriot OBE DL
14.45: Wreath laying ceremony. Wreath layers will be called forward by the Parade Marshal - Major Norman Larke BEM
15.00: Remembrance Service Conducted by The Reverend Canon Wendy Thomson Collection taken for the Poppy Appeal
PLEASE NOTE NUMBERS FOR THE CHURCH SERVICE ARE LIMITED TO 125. It is highly possible that you may not be able to participate. Weather permitting, we hope to broadcast the service outside also.
This is a civic event and everyone is welcome to parade, lay a wreath or spectate.
A remembrance event will take place at the village War Memorial near All Saints Church, Conington on Thursday 11 November at 2.30pm.
The City of Ely Council has plans for Remembrance events on 11 and 14 November.
The event on the 11 November will be at the war memorial on the Market Place from 10.30 am.
Local dignitaries and organisations will lay wreaths and observe the one-minute silence at 11 am. Members of the public are invited to watch and take part in the two minutes silence.
The event on 14 November will include a parade by local organisations, scout, guide, cubs and rainbow groups to the Cathedral at the Gallery.
There is a service in the Cathedral, where members of the public can attend and laying of the wreaths in the Cathedral is also undertaken.
Following the service, the parade then moves through the High Street to the Market Place and the war memorial.
There is then laying of wreaths on the war memorial and a representative of the RBL gives a speech.
A further two-minute silence is also observed.
Gamlingay holds a remembrance event on the Sunday nearest the 11th Nov each year attended by local uniformed groups – Scouts/guides etc. It is held at 10.45 at St Mary’s cemetery war memorial. Afterwards there is a service at one of the two churches in the village (in rotation).
Girton South Cambs War Memorial, St Andrew's Church, Cambridge Road 11/14/2021 10:50 Wreath-laying ceremony followed by service in the church.
Also, Remembrance Day gathering, Thursday 11th November at 10.55am at Girton War Memorial
A Remembrance Service will take place at St. Michael's Church, Great Gidding on Sunday November 14 starting at 10.45 am.
A remembrance event takes place at the War Memorial and St Mary the Virgin, Church St on Thursday 11 November at 10.45am.
On Sunday 14 November a Community Remembrance service will be held at St Mary the Virgin, Church St, Great Shelford at 9.30am followed by a service at the village War Memorial from 10.50am including reading the names of the fallen and the silence at 11am.
Haddenham will hold a Remembrance Day service at the war memorial on The Green on Sunday 14th November at 2.30pm.
This will be followed by a service at The Holy Trinity Church at 3pm.
Hemingford Greys church will be holding a short civil service in St James’ at 10am on the 14th November 2021 with time walk to the lychgate in Pound Road to have the 2 minutes silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths. They will provide coffee in the Parish Centre afterwards.
Holme War Memorial, Church St, Holme 2.45pm 11/14/2021 Act of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 14 November at 2.45pm at the War Memorial, Church St, Holme 3pm
Short service at St Giles Church, Holme.
People living in Huntingdonshire have been urged to dig deep to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in its centenary year - after the charity suffered a financial hit from the pandemic.
Towns and villages across the district will be holding special gatherings around their war memorials this week to mark the lives lost in the two world wars and other conflicts.
Some communities will be marking both Armistice Day on Thursday (November 11) with informal meetings and also Remembrance Sunday (November 14) for full services as the event begins to return to normal after the lockdown.
Alan Scott, chairman of Cambridgeshire’s Royal British Legion from St Ives, said the charity, which supports the forces community, hoped to raise around £40m nationally this year after its income dropped to £25m during the coronavirus crisis.
He said: “Our income has gone down at a time when there has been an increased demand over the last two years. It has been a big hit.
“However, my collection box is really heavy and people have been very, very generous.”
Mr Scott, who served in the RAF, said that despite the “big hit” on the RBL’s income, the charity remained on a good financial footing but wanted to rebuild its reserves.
On Sunday, Alconbury Weald, the former military airfield, will host a Remembrance Sunday event in honour of the British and American servicemen who lost their lives.
People will gather at Ermine Street Church Academy and form a procession to the former wartime Watch Office, a listed building where a memorial is to be built to recognise personnel who served there including 19 young men who lost their lives in an explosion in 1943.
The Rev Rob Paddison, from Alconbury Weald Church, will lead a service of reflection and prayer, which will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths.
In Huntingdon, there will be an informal gathering around the war memorial on Thursday, followed by a parade on Sunday when a wreath-laying ceremony will take place.
St Neots will see Remembrance events on the Sunday, with a service taking place at the War Memorial in Church Walk, starting at 10.40am and followed by a church service.
At Eaton Socon, remembrance takes place around the War Memorial at 10.45am and in Eynesbury it will be at 10.50am followed by a church service.
In St Ives, there will be an informal gathering at the War Memorial on Thursday with a parade and service on Sunday, starting from 10.30am.
Ramsey will mark remembrance at the memorial on both Thursday and Sunday, with the Sunday event starting at 2pm.
A small, low-key service to observe a two-minute silence and to lay wreaths will take place at the Thinking Soldier War Memorial in Huntingdon Market Square on Thursday 11 November at 10.55am.
Kimbolton and Stoneley
St Andrew’s Church War Memorial Thursday 11 November 10.45am -12.15pm. Parade starts at Kimbolton Castle marches to St Andrew’s Church for ceremony at the War Memorial A school CCF parade will take place on Sunday 14 November from 10.45am. Linton
There will be a Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church starting at 2.30 on Sunday 14th November, followed by a gathering at the War Memorial in Linton Cemetery.
March Town Armistice Parade will take place from Fenland War Memorial to Broad Street on November 11 from 10.30 - 11.30am.
March Remembrance Sunday will then take place on Sunday 14 November from 9 – 11.30am starting from the War Memorial and including a Church Service at St Peter’s Church from 9.50am - 10.30am.
A remembrance parade will take place on Thursday 11 November from the High Street car park to The Cross starting at 10.45am. Near Kimbolton Bicton Industrial Estate - 11/14/2021 9.30am ceremony at the 379TH US Memorial - Bicton Industrial Estate (just outside Kimbolton) at the memorial on the former RAF Kimbolton airfield.
A service will be held at All Saints Church, Pidley on Thursday 11 November at 10.45am. Ramsey Remembrance event takes place at the War Memorial in Church Green followed by a service at St Thomas a Becket Church at 2pm on Thursday 11 November.
There will also be a parade in Ramsey on Sunday 14 November 2021 at 2pm organised by Ramsey British Legion.
St Ives Town will be holding the annual Remembrance Service and Parade on Sunday 14th November.
The Service begins at 10:30am at the War memorial in Market Hill, followed by a short precession consisting of Military representatives from RAF Wyton, The Mayor, Councillors and other Dignitaries, Cadets, and the Royal British Legion. Stilton
A small service will take place at the junction of Church Street and Church Close on Thursday 11 November at 10.45am.
The British Legion will be present, as well as a small band and a veteran to recite the famous readings.
The 2 minutes silence and last post will be observed on Thursday 11 November at 10.50am in the churchyard. There will be a remembrance service on Sunday 14 November at 9.30 am with laying the wreath and crosses in the garden of remembrance in the churchyard also observing the 2 minutes silence and the last post.
In Whittlesey, the parade will be going ahead as normal, but there will be no procession back to the Ivy Leaf after the church service.
Social distancing and masks can be worn if anyone wishes to.
The parade in Whittlesey will leave the Ivy Leaf at 2pm and process to the memorial on Queen Street for a Service of Remembrance, followed by at church service at St Mary’s Church.
If you wish to take part in the parade, please ensure you’re at the Ivy Leaf for 1pm.
A Remembrance event will take place at the village War Memorial on 11 November at 10.50am. The Wicken Coronation Band will be in attendance.
Wimblington Remembrance Service, will be held at St Peter’s Church, Wimblington from 10.45am on Sunday, 14th November 2021.
A Remembrance Day service will take place at the War Memorial, York Row, Wisbech on 11 November at 11am.
Remembrance event takes place on Thursday 11 November, with a parade starting at 2.30pm at Yaxley war memorial.
After a short ceremony there the parade will head to St Peters Church for the Remembrance service at 3pm.
After the church service there will be a reception at the Yaxley Branch RBL Social club until 5pm. Anyone who wishes to join the parade and requires any more information can contact Allison Norris 07742 224430