Details of 2016 local Remembrance events

This post is pinned to the top until Sunday – new material will appear below.

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Aldridge

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Aldridge, by Andrew Watson, posted in his Flickr photo stream.

Following my request for information to make a list of local Remembrance events, I can again share with readers a list of local Remembrance services taking place locally this Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2016.

I’m still after details of events not mentioned, or more info on those that are. Comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com if you have information to share. All welcome!

This post will remain pinned to the top of the blog until Sunday, so the information is to hand. Just click the ‘more’ link in grey below if necessary for the full details.

Please note: this is a live list – if you have any corrections, clarifications or additions, please do comment or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. I’d like to get the list as accurate and comprehensive as possible.

These functions are organised by a diverse range of organisations, nearly all outside the auspices of the local authority, so getting comprehensive information is no small task.

This may not be complete, and details are supplied in good faith. Neither I, or the named readers will be held responsible for inaccuracies in the details provided. We are all human, and this is always quite a tough task.

All events are assumed Sunday Morning 13th November, unless otherwise stated (Walsall Wood parade).

Your understanding is appreciated.


  • Brownhills, Memorial Hall, November 13 – A parade will start at 10.35am.Martin Littler said:The Brownhills British Legion will hold a 2 minute silence at the Cenotaph of St James Church Brownhills, Friday 11th November at 11:00am. all welcome, with the main Parade and Service on Sunday November 13th, also at St James Church Brownhills, they had great support last year, hope we can even better it this Year.Kind Regards.Martin Littler.Dave Bishop said:St James Church Brownhills & Holy Trinity Church Clayhanger,are hosting the annual Remembrance Sunday Service. The parade will leave the Memo to arrive at the Cenotaph for approx 10.45, ready for the Act of Remembrance and church service.
  • Walsall Wood, Lee Bragginton says:It’s the usual afair in Walsall Wood. 2pm parade from OLD Oak Park to St John’s Church along the Lichfield Road for act of remembrance round cenotaph, followed by a service in the church. The Walsall Wood Parade WILL be parading back to Oak Park following the church service for dismissal as approx. 3.30pm from the OLD Oak park (thanks to generosity of the traffic management company being used).
  • Short Heath, Royal British Legion, November 13 – A procession will leave the British Legion on Church Road at 10.30am.
  • Walsall, Bradford Place, November 13 – A procession will leave Walsall Council House at 10.25am and make its way to the Cenotaph in Bradford Place.
  • Pelsall, CenotaphNovember 13 – Service including wreath-laying at 10.40am.
  • Bloxwich Memorial Club, Bloxwich, November 13 – A parade will start from the memorial club on Harrison Street at 10.20am.
  • Aldridge, Middlemore Lane Community Centre,, November 13 – A parade begins at 10.30am.
  • Streetly Community Centre, Streetly, Sunday, November 13 – A parade at 10.15am.
  • Willenhall town centre, November 13 – A procession will start from the clock in the town centre at 10.30am.
  • Darlaston Library, King Street, November 13 – Assemble at 10.15am for service before parade to St Lawrence Church.
  • Rushall, November 13 – event starting at 10.50am by the Memorial Stone by Rushall Library.This list for Walsall comes from the Walsall Advertiser:
  • Aldridge – Parade starts at the Aldridge Community Centre and reaches the cenotaph on The Green via Middlemore Lane, Leighswood Road and A454 Little Aston Road. Following the service the parade returns to the Community Centre via the reverse route.
  • Bloxwich – The parade will take between Harrison Street and the cenotaph on A34 High Street.
  • Brownhills – From the Memorial Hall on Barnetts Lane the procession will reach St James’ Church via B4155 Lichfield Road Great Charles Street and Church Road. After the service the parade will return to the Memorial Hall via Church Road, New Road, Vicarage Road, B5011 Ogley Road and B4155 Lichfield Road.
  • Darlaston – The parade will travel from King Street to St Lawrence Church via Victoria Avenue and New Street. Following the service it will reach the cenotaph via Church Street, Waverley Road, Slater Street and Victoria Road.
  • Pelsall – A short parade will be held between the Community Centre and the cenotaph on Station Road. Victoria Road and B4154 Norton Road will be also be closed whilst the service takes place.
  • Short Heath – From the British Legion building the parade uses Church Road, Bloxwich Road North, A462 Lane Head Bridge and A462 High Road to reach the cenotaph at the junction of A462 Sandbeds Road and Haley Street. The parade returns to Church Road via the reverse route.
  • Streetly – Parade route is from Streetly Community Centre to All Saints Church (both on B4151 Foley Road East). Then following the service the parade will reach Lindons School via B4151 Foley Road East, B4151 Foley Road West, Grosvenor Avenue, Mayfield Road, Ferndale Road, Bridle Lane, Hundred Acre Road, Fordwater Road and Silverstone Drive to finish on Hundred Acre Road.
  • Walsall Town Centre– The parade will affect St Pauls Street, Hatherton Street, Hatherton Road, Lichfield Street, Bridge Street (lower), the Bridge, Bradford Street and Bradford Place.
  • Walsall Wood – The parade will take place on A461 Lichfield Road between the junctions of Salters Road/Brownhills Road and Boatmans Lane.
  • Willenhall – The parade will start from adjacent to the clock tower and travel to the Cenotaph via Market Place, Stafford Street and Field Street. Following the ceremony the parade will travel to the British Legion (Gilberts) on Field Street.It is expected that the events will be in progress between 10am and 12pm apart from Walsall Wood which is expected to take place between 1.30pm and 3.30 pm.


  • Cannock, St Luke’s Church, Sunday, November 13 – A parade will head from Stafford Road to the Cenotaph where wreaths will be laid by dignitaries present.
  • Hednesford, War memorial, November 13 – A service at St. Peters Church, Church Hill, Hednesford, will be followed by a parade, which will reach the war memorial by 11am.
  • Brereton, Tim Jones said:Parade leaves Brereton Social Football Club in Armitage Lane at 9.00, Service starts in St Michael’s at 9.15.
  • Rugeley, War memorial, November 13 – A church service at St Augustine’s Church at 9.15am will be followed by a parade from Market Street to the war memorial for 11amTim Jones Said:St Augustine’s Rugeley has a 9.15 am Act of Remembrance Service.

    Tim Jones also said:
    Both the Brereton and Rugeley services are followed by a parade to their respective war memorials. The silence is, of course, kept at 11.00. Both are well attended local events that many in the area value greatly.
  • Norton Canes, St James’ Church, November 13 – A procession will meet at The Rectory at St James Church, Church Road and head to St. James Church for a service and wreath-laying.John Preece said:
    Here are the details of the Remembrance Services in Norton Canes.Sunday 13th November
    10,30am St James Church, Church Road
    6.00pm Norton Canes Methodist Church, Poplar Street
  • Cheslyn Hay, Hannah Louise Coombe says:
    Annual memorial service at the cenotaph, followed by a church service. It alternates each year between at st marks in great wyrley & the Salem.LICHFIELD
  • Stonnall, Ranunculus said:St Peter’s church service at 10.45am
  • Burntwood, St John’s Church, Chase Terrace, November 13 – A parade will leave Chase Terrace Scout Building, Ironstone Road, to St John’s Church.
  • Chasetown, Queen Street,November 13 – Remembrance service at the war memorial at 11am.
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