Honouring the fallen at Remembrance parades and services

Bourne Poppy Appeal's Ben Griffin, left, and Maureen Butler load up the R. J. Scholes limousine at Wherry's Lane with the help of funeral director Kevin Hicks
Bourne Poppy Appeal's Ben Griffin, left, and Maureen Butler load up the R. J. Scholes limousine at Wherry's Lane with the help of funeral director Kevin Hicks
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Remembrance services will be taking place across the area next weekend to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on Remembrance Day, the day that is observed to recall the end of hostilities of the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

In Stamford the Annual Service of Remembrance and laying of wreaths will take place at the war memorial in Broad Street, on the Sunday.

At 10.30am the parade, including the Stamford Brass Band, will assemble in Star Lane and St Paul’s Street, leaving at 10.50am to march along Broad Street to the war memorial.

At 11am a two minute silence will begin at the end of the Last Post being sounded.

Wreathes will them be laid by dignitaries, led by mayor of Stamford Bob Sandall, the military and youth and cadet groups.

A service will be led by the Rev Canon Dr Donald Gray.

In Bourne a Garden of Remembrance, situated in front of the Darby and Joan Hall, will be officially dedicated with a short service at 2pm tomorrow marking the beginning of Remembrance services in the town.

Mayor Helen Powell will plant the first cross. Anyone wishing to place a cross in memory of a loved one is welcome to join members of the Bourne branch of The Royal British Legion.

The garden will remain open until November 18 when all crosses will be gathered and placed at the cenotaph.

The Bourne branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance and Parade on Sunday, November 11.

Members of the public wishing to join the parade should report to the parade marshal at the bus station on North Street by 10am.

The parade will leave the bus station at 10.20am.

Those who would like to lay their own private wreath as part of the Remembrance Service are asked to speak to the stewards at the entrance to the Memorial Gardens by 10.35am.

The parade will go through the town to the cenotaph in the Memorial Gardens. A service will commence at 10.45am, with a two minute silence being observed at 11am. After the commital and prayers at the cenotaph, the Service of Remembrance will take place in Bourne Abbey Church.

In Market Deeping a ceremony opening its Gardens of Remembrance and Peace at Riverside Park will take place this Sunday at 3pm, allowing people to lay wreaths until November 18.

On Remembrance Sunday a parade will leave the Co-op supermarket car park in Godsey Lane at 9.30am travelling along High Street to St Guthlac’s Church for a service at 10am.

In Oakham the parade will start at 2pm from Market Place, travelling to All Saints’ Church for a service and wreath laying.

In Ketton a service of remembrance and thanksgiving is set to be held at St Mary’s Church in Church Lane, at 4pm.
Remembrance Day Services will also take place in Gretton at 11am at the Memorial at the entrance to Spanoe Airfield on the Harringworth to Laxton Road followed by laying of wreaths.
At 2.45pm a parade will leave Gretton recreation ground led by Gretton Silver Band along with members of the Royal British Legion and village organisations to St James Church for a Service of Remembrance starting at 3pm.