Remembrance Day services and parades taking place in Huntingdonshire


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Across Huntingdonshire on Sunday, people will get the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A Service of Remembrance and Parade will take place in Huntingdon. The RAF Wyton Band will march along Prince’s Street to Market Hill for a service at 10.55am, followed by a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths on the War Memorial.

The parade will leave the Market Square and go along the High Street, where the salute will be taken by the Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Derek Bristow, at the junction of St Benedict’s Court and Chequers Court.

Councillor Andrew Hansard, Mayor of St Neots, will be ­attending the Remembrance Day service and parade in the town.

It will go through Tan Yard, New Street, High Street and Church Street at 10.30am for a short service and wreath-laying at the town War Memorial in Church Walk. A service will follow in St Mary’s Church during the event organised by Keith Ridley, branch president and secretary of the Royal British Legion, St Neots and District Branch.

The Deputy Mayor of St Neots, Councillor Adrian Usher, will lay a wreath on behalf of the town council at 10.50am at the Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Eynesbury, followed by a service in the church. At 3pm, the Mayor of St Neots will lay a wreath at St Mary’s Church, Eaton Socon, followed by a church service.

In Ramsey, a march will take place at 2.30pm led by a pipe band, leaving from Ramsey Abbey Gateway to the War Memorial near St Thomas a Becket Church for a short service at 2.45pm.

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A full service will be held in the church at 3pm.

The Royal British Legion is organising a Remembrance Day Service in St Ives, at 10.30am at the War Memorial, in Market Hill. There will also be an Armistice Day Commemoration at the memorial in the town on Monday at 11am. Royal British Legion members will be among those marching from Station Road to the Memorial. Grace McLaren, chairman of the Women’s Section – the Royal British Legion in St Ives, whose father was killed at Normandy, will lay a wreath.

Representatives of Godmanchester Town Council and churches and uniformed groups within the town will leave the Town Hall car park at 10.45am, for a parade to the War Memorial at the junction of Park Lane and The Avenue for a short service.

INFORMATION: Huntingdon High Street will be closed to traffic from 8am-noon on Sunday. Traffic in Godmanchester will be temporarily stopped through the town while the service takes place. In St Neots, there will be a rolling roadblock in place during the parade.