2017 local Remembrance events – let’s make a list – can you help please?


Brownhills always puts on a sombre, dignified event. Local children paid their respects in 2015, as captured by the good folk of St. James Church.

This is just a quick request for help – in past years, we have crowdsourced from readers a list of local Remembrance parades and events taking place throughout the area, that was popular and useful to many of the readership.

I’d like to match last year’s list if I can.

Despite rumours to the contrary, there are still a huge range of local services taking place, although some parades may be changed a little due to well-publiscised policing issues.

If you contribute details I’ll wrap them all up into a big post later in the week before Remembrance Sunday.

If you can supply details for any local event in Walsall or South Staffordshire, please comment here or mail me. I know people tend to travel to their home Remembrance event, and we have a wide audience, so stuff in the wider area is very much welcome.

Thanks to Ray Smythe I already have details for Heath Hayes and Wimblebury, and I believe Russell Smith has published details for Aldridge today. Any help is welcome.

I’d also like readers to take photos of their local events if they can and I’ll feature them here; particularly after photos of Brownhills, Walsall Wood and Norton if possible.

If you’d rather, feel free to mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

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8 Responses to 2017 local Remembrance events – let’s make a list – can you help please?

  1. Claire gibbs says:

    Rushall. Meet at the remembrance stone outside the library at 10:45, short service and silence will be held there. Then a service of remembrance will be held in the little tin church across the road (next to the bookies) for anyone who would like to attend.

  2. Molly Lloyd says:

    Walsall Wood Remembrance Parade will be going ahead after a phenomenal effort to raise the cost of employing a road closure firm. The Parade will form up on the Old Oak Park car park at 2.00 pm and march down Lichfield Rd to St. John’s Church for the act of Remembrance followed by a church service. The parade will march back to Oak Park for the dismissal. Everyone welcome.
    We will remember them.

  3. Remembrance Sunday details:
    St John’s Community Church
    The route is as follows: 10.00 a.m. start at Scouts HQ in Ironstone Road; the parade sets off at 10.15 a.m.; down Ironstone Road left into Cannock Road; left into Water Street; then right into Cross Street left into Rugeley Road and then left into High Street. There will be a short service at the Cenotaph and wreath laying followed by a short service inside the church. The parade will then march back to Scout HQ at approx. 11.45 a.m. and return via High Street and Ironstone Road.
    Memorial Institute at Burntwood
    The route is as follows: The parade will assemble at 10.00 a.m. at the Memorial Institute; then march along Rugeley Road towards Swan Island, turn left along Lichfield Road, left again up Farewell Lane and finally down Church Road to the Memorial Institute. At the Institute a service will follow which will include the two minute silence and the laying of wreaths. The service should finish at approximately 11.25 a.m.
    The route is as follows: The parade will be marching from Burntwood Leisure Centre, setting off at 10.30 a.m. down to the Cenotaph at the bottom of Chasetown High Street where a brief service will be held and the wreath will be laid. The parade will then march onto St Anne’s Church for a service.

  4. Christchurch Burntwood
    Sat 11th @ 10.45 am. Short service.
    Sun 12th @ 10 am with walk to Memorial Hall.

  5. Event at Lichfield Speakers Corner, Saturday 11 November, 11am:
    There is one @lichspkrscorner – 11am on Saturday 11 November – hope this helps @BrownhillsBob and @Morturn42

    poetry readings and any other contributions from attendees. Cheers, Corner Committee.

  6. Andy says:

    St Johns Heath Hayes. Sunday 12th 10 am. Church service followed by procession to the Memorial at 5 ways island.

  7. Dean says:

    Burntwood boys brigade and girls brigade do a rembrance parade from the memorial institute in burntwood always a good turn out with the scouts guides and brownies also in attendance plus the brigades band plays the music for it

  8. Martin Littler says:

    ,just to let you know,the Brownhills branch of The Royal British Legion,will be holding their remembrance service,on Sunday November 12th 2017,
    it will start with the parade starting at Brownhills Memorial just after 10:30 am it will take the route, Lichfield Road into Great Charles Street, Short Street and Church Road,
    for the service of remembrance at St James church Cenotaph Brownhills 11:00 am, after there will be a service in St James Church.

    There was a great turn out last year,hope we see as many or more this year.

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