Friend of the blog and leader of 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group Lee Braggington writes to me with a very interesting enquiry. It had never registered with me before, but Lee is quite right; Walsall Wood’s Remembrance Parade has always seemed to be on a Sunday Afternoon – this year on the 10th November.
I can’t think of anywhere else that does this, and neither can Lee, so we thought we’d toss it out there for readers to chew the cud over. I can see that maybe with the close proximity to Brownhills, maybe it was so families can attend both parades if necessary. But it does seem a little unusual.
Perhaps some of the Walsall Wood Contingent can help, maybe Davids Evans or Oakley?
If you want to attend a parade this year, Walsall Wood is always a fine event and Lee’s Group always serve the village well. It’s at such occasions you realise that Walsall Wood may encompass a large area, but it’s still a small, welcoming and community-spirited village at heart.
With Remembrance Day fast approaching, we are looking ahead to our annual Walsall Wood Remembrance parade along with the other youth organisations on Sunday 10th November.
Our parade is unusual in that it takes place on the Sunday afternoon rather than the traditional morning slot, and has been as long as I’ve been involved.
With so many of knowledgeable readers of your blog, I wonder if any of your readers are able to find out and advise why it is that our parade is in the afternoon and how long this has been the case?
I hope someone is able to help with this trivial but intriguing local mystery.
Many thanks in advance,
Group Scout Leader
1st Walsall Wood Scout Group