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Remembrance service and parade mark World War One anniversary

Published: Wed 23 October, 2019

Remembrance 2018

North West Leicestershire will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 10 November.

The Coalville event is organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) in conjunction with the Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion.

The parade leaves Christ Church at 10.35am passing along Hotel Street and High Street, culminating in a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Memorial Square, which is always well supported by the members of the public.

During the two minutes silence poppy petals will be released from the top of the Memorial Clock Tower in memory of the fallen.

On Sunday 10 November a parade will leave Hermitage Leisure Centre at 2.15pm followed by a service St John the Baptist Church at 2.30pm.

Everyone is also welcome to attend the Armistice Day Service at the War Memorial in Coalville on Monday 11 November at 11am.

The Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council, Councillor John Bridges will also be launching this year’s appeal on Saturday 26 October at the War Memorial Coalville at 11.30am.  He encourages as many of you to come along and dig deep for this worthy cause.

The council’s dedicated Armed Forces Champion is Councillor Tony Gillard. He said: “Remembrance Day is a chance to reflect and remember those we have lost, and to show our gratitude to those that are serving in conflicts around the world.

“Our Remembrance parade is always supported brilliantly by the public and I have no doubt we will see that again this year.” 

A number of other parades and services are to be held in North West Leicestershire over the weekend with information available from parish councils or local churches.

If any groups wish to take part in the parade, please contact Angela Bexton on 01530 454603 or email angela.bexton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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