Details of 2018 local Remembrance events – live list

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, 11th November 2018 – this list will be updated with more info as I get it.

I’m still after details of events not mentioned. 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 11th November 2018, unless otherwise stated –  Walsall Wood parade (Sunday afternoon as always).

Your understanding is appreciated.

    • Brownhills: Memorial Hall, November 11 – A parade will start to assemble at 10:15am and depart at 10:30am.’The Brownhills branch of The Royal British Legion,will be holding their remembrance service,on Sunday November 11th 2018, 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.
    • Walsall Wood: Lee Bragginton said: This year’s Walsall Wood remembrance event is the same format as in previous years as follows:1.45 – 2.00pm Parade assembles on the former Oak Park Leisure Centre car park behind KFC2:00pm A461 is closed from Streets Corner to High Street/St John’s Close2:15pm Parade departs on A461 south to St John’s churchService of remembrance around the cenotaph, including wreath laying, followed by service in the church3:15pm approx. The parade reassembles to return north to the old Oak Park car park for dismissal3:30pm approx. A461 is reopened
    • Pelsall: Please find below a précis of the salient points regarding Sunday’s Parade.-  Roads will be closed at 10am.-  March participants muster at the Village Centre from 10am.
      – The Village Centre will be open from 09:30 for drinks and shelter from the elements.
      –  March commences at 10:35am prompt.
      –  Act of Remembrance commences at 10:48am.
      –  First Aid & Lost Child Point will be the POPRS Gazebo situated at the Poppy Clock.
      –  Roads will reopen at 11:30.
      –  Service Sheets will be distributed prior to the service, however an electronic version can be downloaded from our website, this is also the place to find detailed information of Sunday’s Parade.
      We look forward to seeing you there.
    • Rushall: Claire Gibbs said: Rushall. Meet at the remembrance stone outside the library at 10:50, short service and silence will be held there.The old Library will be open afterwards for refreshments.
    • Aldridge: Russell Smith said:The Parade will assemble at the Community Centre from 9.30 onwards. We leave at 10.20/10.30 for the War Memorial. The Parade route is attached and Walsall Council have this year made the arrangements with TRAFFIX for the traffic management. TRAFFIX will arrange the diversion and road closed signs. Walsall Council Safety Advisory Committee have met with us to confirm arrangements. Walsall Council will have done the permanent and temporary (rolling), road closure orders.The Service takes place at the War memorial on the Green and Little Aston Rd and nearby Roads are closed off from about 10am til 12. The Parade returns to the Community Centre about 11.45.The Parade contains approx. 500 people of all ages and the public assemble along the route and at the War memorial. Last year the estimate was some 3000 people.
    • Wimblebury and Heath Hayes: Ray Smithe said: I am the Clerk for Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Council and I am arranging the event at Heath Hayes. Cannock Council has a full page planned in The Chronicle.Sunday 11th November 20180930 – Assemble at the Heath Hayes Constitutional Club0940 – Parade to the Bourne Methodist Church
      1000 – Services at Bourne and St John’s Churches
      10.40 – Parade to Five Ways Island Memorial Gates
      1100 – Exhortation, Last Post, Silence, Reveille, Reading the Names, National Anthem
      11.15 – Parade to Cons Club for stand down and refreshmentsAll welcome. Volunteers to help with marshalling please contact
  • Walsall: For a full programme of the Walsall event including hymns etc. click here.10.20am: Laying of wreath at the Carless VC Memorial before parade from Walsall Council House’ leaving 10.25am along Lichfield Street, Lower Bridge Street,The Bridge and Bradford Street to the Cenotaph in Bradford Place for a 10.40am service11.30am: Remembrance Sunday event at the Town Hall including battlefield archives, poppy displays, plus 1940s dancers and music

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3pm: Remembrance and Reconciliation Concert at St Matthew’s Church, Walsall, featuring choirs from the Black Country, France and Germany

  • Willenhall: 9.30am:Muster for parade starting from by the clock tower and travelling to the Cenotaph via Market Place, Stafford Street and Field Street
  • Darlaston: 9.30am: Muster for parade from King Street to St Lawrence Church via Victoria Avenue and New Street
  • Short Heath: 9.30am: Muster for parade from the British Legion building down Church Road, Bloxwich Road North, A462 Lane Head Bridge and A462 High Road to the cenotaph
  • Streetly: 9.30am: Muster for parade from the community centre to Streetly Methodist Church for a Remembrance Service
  • Bloxwich: 9.30am: Muster for parade in Bloxwich Memorial Club in Harrison Street to the cenotaph on A34 High Street
  • Cannock: 10.30am:Parade starts from South Staffordshire College to the Cenotaph for a 10.45am service6:00pm: The Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute ceremony at St Luke’s Church, also a performance by Giacoso Singers before a beacon is lit at 7pm7.30pm: The Last Day, a musical WW1 drama at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock
  • Chadsmoor: 10:00am: Service at the Bethany Chapel before a ceremony at the War Memorial
  • Norton Canes: 10.30am: Service at St James The Great Church6.30pm: Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Brownhills Road Playing Fields
  • Hednesford: 9.45am: Service at St Peter’s Church, followed by a parade at 10.40am to the War Memorial
  • Brereton: 9:00am: Parade leaves Brereton Social Club for a 9.15am service St Michael’s Church, followed by a parade at 10.40am to Brereton Cenotaph
  • National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas: 10.30am: The Field of Remembrance will open to the public with a special service. Runs until November 19th.
  • RAF Cosford: 10.45am: Service of Remembrance at the RAF Cosford Museum in Hangar 1. The Cosford Military Wives Choir will perform before and during the service

We will Remember them.

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