Where to pay your respects on Remembrance Day

staple hill war memorialThousands of local people will be taking take part in parades and services on Remembrance Sunday tomorrow in this the 100th anniversary year of the outbreak of World War One.

In Keynsham the parade organised by the Royal British Legion starts at Ashton Way at 9am and marches to St John’s for a service. The parade will reform and march to the gates of the Memorial Park for a wreath-laying service and the two minute silence at 11am.

In Warmley people will meet at the community centre at 10.30am before parading to the war memorial for a service and two minute silence.

The Bitton & Oldland branch of the Legion will be at St Mary’s in Bitton along with members of the parish council and Army Cadet Force for a 10.30am service during which there will be an Act of Remembrance at the war memorial.

At 10.50am members of the Western Front Association, dedicated to remembering all combatants and civilians in the Great War, will lay a wreath at the memorial at Greenbank Cemetery to commemorate over 1,000 burials from both world wars in Bristol cemeteries.

In Staple Hill the annual parade to the war memorial in Page Park leaves the Royal British Legion in Kendall Road at 10.30am.

In Hanham the service at the memorial in front of the community centre is at noon while in Mangotsfield the service at the cenotaph is at 12.30pm.

A parade will assemble at Cecil Road car park in Kingswood at 2.15pm before setting off for the war memorial at Holy Trinity where there will be a wreath-laying at 2.45pm, followed by a church service.

Other services include one at 10.50am at Saltford, 11.15am at Newton St Loe and 3pm at Corston while the chapel in Upton Cheyney is holding its service at 3pm.

Staple Hill Salvation Army Citadel’s service is at 5pm while at 6.30pm there will be a Service of Remembrance organised by the Royal British Legion at St Stephen’s Church, Soundwell.

Armistice Day services next Tuesday morning include one in Fishponds Park with members of Staple Hill Royal British Legion. Pupils from The Park School will be at the war memorial with the Kingswood RBL in Kingswood while at the memorial in Bitton, youngsters from The Meadows School will lay crosses inscribed with the names of local men who fell in both world wars.