Memorial services to be held in Northamptonshire to remember great sacrifice
Services will be held all over the county for Armistice Day tomorrow (Friday, November 11) and on Remembrance Sunday (November 13).
Here is a round-up of some services taking place:
Brigstock: This Sunday, there will be a church service at St Andrews at 9.30am. The congregation will then leave the church to assemble at the War Memorial at 10.50am for a service and wreath laying.
Burton Latimer: Two minutes’ silence will be observed at the memorial at 11am on Friday, November 11. The Remembrance Service is on Sunday, November 13, at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church. The parade leaves Churchill Way car park at 2pm.
Caldecott: The Remembrance Service on November 12 will start at 10.50am.
Corby: On November 11 at 11am a silence will be observed outside the Cube, marked with the firing of a maroon.
On the 13th the parade commences with form up starting at 10am in grounds of ATC Base in St Mark’s Road. The parade will begin at 10.20am and finish at the cenotaph in front of St John’s Church. The outside service is led by the Rev Paul Frost followed by a two minutes silence and wreath laying. The British Legion will be putting on a buffet in the main hall of the Ex-Servicemens club in Lloyds road all are welcome there will be a raffle with the proceeds going to the poppy appeal.
Cottingham: A joint Remembrance Service between St Mary Magdalene and the Methodist Church is at the war memorial in Mill Road, Cottingham, on Sunday, November 13, at 10.45am.
Finedon: On Friday, November 11, pupils of Finedon and Irthlingborough Junior Schools will place crosses. There will be Remembrance Services on November 13.
Great Doddington: A service is taking place at the village church from 6pm on Remembrance Day.
Gretton: Remembrance Day events on Sunday, November 13 include a service and wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial at Spanhoe Airfield on the Harringworth to Laxton Road, at 11am. In Gretton at 2.45pm a parade will leave the recreation ground and head to St James Church for a Service of Remembrance at 3pm.
Higham Ferrers: A service will be held at 10.50am at the Market Square war memorial on Sunday, November 13.
Irthlingborough: The children of Irthlingborough Junior School be be placing named crosses in the “Field of Remembrance” on Parsons Green on November 11 at 10.50am. Canon John Hall will give a short service.
Kettering: On November 11 a service will be held shortly before 11am at the war memorial featuring four poems wrtten and read out by schoolchildren from the town. On November 13 a parade will begin at 2pm in Sheep Street followed by a service at the war memorial at 2.30pm and a serive of Remembrance at Ss Peter and Paul Church.
Little Irchester: A service takes place at the village war memorial on Remembrance Day at 2.30pm.
Raunds: The service is on Sunday, November 13. The procession will leave the council offices at 2.40pm arriving at the war memorial at 2.55pm.
Rothwell: Remembrance Day service will be held at midday on Sunday, November 13, at the war memorial, Squires Hill.
Weldon: On November 11, a short service will be held at the village war memorial. A short ceremony will take place on Remembrance Sunday at 10.45am. One will also be held at the Benefield memorial of the 46 American Air Force at 3pm.
Wellingborough: A short service will be held at the cenotaph from 10.45am on November 11. On Sunday, a parade will be held from Tithe Barn Road and marchers are asked to be in place for 10am. Following the parade, a service will take place at the cenotaph led by two padres, one Church of England and one Hindu. Organisers say this is expected to be the largest Remembrance Day parade in a number of years and 2,000 people are expected to attend. A service also takes place at the town’s Salvation Army Citadel at 4.30pm.
Woodford: The Remembrance Day Service at Woodford at 10.45am will be a joint service with the Baptist Chapel at the War Memorial with the Act of Remembrance led by Pastor Peter Bird and Rev Pauline Tate with two minutes’ silence and wreath laying, followed by a service in St Mary’s Church at 11.15am.