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Remembrance Day 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
The Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 08 November 2020 at the Cemetery on Cobbs Lane, will look a little different this year due to the current Pandemic. It will be begin at the Cemetery at 10.40am. There will be no parade from the High Street as per previous years.
The Churches of Wollaston, the Salvation Army, a representative and flag bearer from each uniformed organisation, Col Woodrow (ret'd) and some Parish Councillors will be attending the service. The usual service will take place to include prayers, exhortation, Last Post, 2 minutes silence, Reveille, Kohima Epitaph, wreath laying and the names of the fallen read out. The service will end with prayers and a blessing and the Church at St. Marys Church will ring out.
The public are invited but marshalls, who will be positioned at the gates of the Cemetery, will have to ensure attendees are able to adhere to the social distancing rule of 2m and no more than groups of 6 from the same household in accordance with the Rule of 6. The service will be recorded and placed on social media for residents to watch.
In the meantime, the Parish Council has purchased a commemoration bench which will be placed at the Cradle together with a silent soldier silhouette and a silent soldier silhouette will be placed at the Cemetery. Residents are encouraged to use these areas to reflect on the loss of the fallen over the last Century if they are unable to attend the Remembrance Service.
Donations will be collected around the village over the period of November and sent to BLESMA this year.
Our Remembrance Day Parade took place on Sunday 10 November 2019 and was well attended by representatives from the local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts and residents and visitors to the village. Thank you to those who attended. We raised £219.64 to be split between The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes this year. Poppy Wreaths were placed at the memorial in memory of those who gave and continue to give their lives for peace and freedom.