Parade to mark Remembrance Sunday in Worksop

Parade to mark Remembrance Sunday in Worksop

Bassetlaw District Council is to host a parade for Remembrance Sunday this year on Sunday 14 November from 10:30am to 12pm.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Alex Peace-Gadsby DL, Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jack Bowker, Council Leader, Cllr Simon Greaves, Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke Smith and the council’s interim Chief Executive have been invited to take part in the parade.

Joining them will be councillors, Royal British Legion representatives, Army Reservists, cadet units, ex-service associations, Police and Fire Service representatives and voluntary organisations.

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

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, and the Chairman of the Council will then inspect the Parade accompanied by music played by the Worksop Miners’ Welfare Band.

At approx. 10.35am, 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 10.45am.  The Worksop Salvation Army Band will play ‘The Last Post’ before the two minutes silence at 11.00am followed by the playing of the ‘Reveille’.

Following the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, the Parade will then process back to the Old Market Square at Worksop Town Hall for ‘Parade dismissal’.

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jack Bowker said:

“This year’s remembrance parade is especially poignant, marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion and following on from last year when sadly due to the pandemic, no parade took place.

“Remembrance Sunday offers an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

"We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.”

The following road closures will be in place from Sunday, 14th November 2021 between 10:30hrs and 12:30hrs:

  • Memorial Avenue, Worksop - for its whole length.
  • B6040 Watson Road, Worksop - from its junction with Memorial Avenue to its junction with Potter Street.
  • Potter Street, Worksop - from its junction with B6040 Watson Road to its junction with Bridge Street.
  • Bridge Street, Worksop - from its junction with Westgate to its junction with Potter Street

Other Remembrance events:

Retford: Organised by the Retford & District Branch of the Royal British Legion and Bassetlaw District Council, starting at 10:45 on 14 November in Retford Market Square.

Harworth: Remembrance Service led by the vicar of All Saints Church, Nicky Skipworth. War Memorial, Harworth starting at 11am on 14 November.

Last Updated on Monday, December 20, 2021