Numerous events in towns and villages to remember those who died in wars

People looking at the wreaths at the War Memorial in Stamford.
People looking at the wreaths at the War Memorial in Stamford.
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Support the poppy appeal and wear your Poppies with pride for Remembrance Day on November 11.

This year Remembrance Day will be particularly poignant as it is 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The Royal British Legion has launched its annual Poppy Appeal and is hoping to raise over £40m this year to continue supporting the armed forces.

Remembrance Sunday will be taking place next weekend on November 9, marked by a number of events that have been planned across the area.

Here’s a round up of all the events that will be taking place to mark the occasion:

In Stamford the Royal British Legion will be holding a ceremony on Saturday at the Garden of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Broad Street.

The Rev Canon Donald Gray will be there to deliver a service at 11am, the Mayor of Stamford Clem Walden will also be present.

The Poppy Appeal launch started in Stamford on Monday, October 27, where poppies were distributed to shops, schools, public houses and businesses.

On Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8), the mobile display unit of the Stamford branch for British Legion will be in the High Street.

Last year the Poppy Appeal in Stamford and District raised over £39,000, including £320 in Gift Aid.

l In Bourne, the Bourne Branch of The Royal British Legion will be holding its Annual Service of Remembrance and Parade on November 9.

The parade will leave the bus station at 10.20am, marching towards the Memorial Gardens where a service will be held at 10.45am with two minutes silence being observed at 11am, followed by a service in the Abbey Church.

l In Rippingale there will be an exhibition, talk and film show presented by Jim Latham at Rippingale Village Hall this Saturday, (November 1) starting at 7.30pm.

l All Saints’ Church in Dunsby will be holding a Remembrance Sunday Service on November 9 at 6pm.

l In Rutland, a remembrance concert will be held at All Saints Church in Oakham at 7.30pm on November 8, with a guest performance from Rutland Choral Society.

l Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop will be holding a charity coffee morning on November 11, from 10.30am until midday, all proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

l Langham will be holding it’s annual Service of Remembrance, where the names of the fallen of both world wars will be read out.

As a further tribute to those lost in the First World War, a commemorative card will be placed in Langham Church at the centennial anniversary of each man’s death.

l On October 18, a special performance was given by The Central Band of the Royal Air Force in Uppingham.

Over 500 people gathered at the Memorial Hall at Uppingham School to enjoy the entertainment provided by the band under the direction of Flight Lieutenant Richard Murray.

The Oakham Branch of The Royal British Legion invited the band along for its first ever visit to the county.

The band put on a great show of music and during the concert were joined by two Uppingham School music scholars, Susannah Hill and Ali Asgarov.

Overall the event raised over £4,500 for the Poppy Appeal.

l In The Deepings, an annual garden of remembrance 
will be opened in Market Deeping on Sunday, November 2.

The Market Deeping Town Council open a garden of remembrance each year at Riverside Park, for members of the community to plant a cross of remembrance.

On Sunday a ceremony will take place at the garden attended by the Mayor of Market Deeping, Civic dignitaries, Army and Air cadets and the Royal British Legion.

The garden will remain open for two weeks after the ceremony.

l A number of temporary road closure and traffic restrictions will be in place across the area on Sunday, November 9 for this year’s Remembrance parade, these will include the following:

Bourne: North Street, West Street, South Street and Abbey Road will be closed from 10am to 11.30am.

Stamford: Road closures and no waiting at any time will be in force on Red Lion Street, Crown Street, Broad Street and Star Lane from 7am to 1pm.