Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Remembrance Day Parades and Services will take place across Bassetlaw on Sunday 10th November as residents and former service men and women pay their respects to those members of the Armed Services who have lost their lives.

Worksop’s annual parade, organised by Bassetlaw District Council, will be led by The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Mrs Veronica Pickering and the Chairman of the District Council, Cllr Deborah Merryweather.

Cllr Merryweather said: “It will be a great honour to be part of this year’s Remembrance Day along with the other dignitaries and residents who wish to pay their respects to those who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.”

The Parade will ‘form-up’ on the Old Market Square in front of Worksop Town Hall at around 10.10am under the direction of the Parade Marshall Sergeant Neil Orton.  

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Mrs Veronica Pickering and Cllr Merryweather will then inspect the Parade, accompanied by music from The Worksop Miners’ Welfare Band.

At approx. 10.40am, the Parade will ‘march off’ from the Market Square down to the War Memorial via Potter Street and Watson Road.

A short wreath laying Service and Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial at approximately 10.50am, followed by ‘The Last Post’, played by The Worksop Salvation Army Band, which will signal a two minutes silence at 11am. This will be followed by the playing of the ‘Reveille’.

Following the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, the Parade will then proceed to the Priory Church for a further Service where the Standards will be presented. 

Residents are welcome to attend the Service at the Priory Church.

At approximately 12noon, the Parade will reform and proceed back to the Market Square for Parade dismissal.

Retford’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service, organised by the Retford Branch of the Royal British Legion, will take place at the War Memorial in the Market Square, commencing at 10:45am.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Nigel Chapman will be in attendance as well as The Mayor of Retford, Garry Clarkson and representatives from local organisations. Wreaths will be laid following a two minute silence.

A short act of remembrance will also take place on Monday 11th November at 10:45am. This will be followed by the dedication of a new commemorative bench which compliments the bench installed last year to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 05, 2019