WORKSOP’S fallen soldiers will be honoured as part of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1 during this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service.
A candle for each of the 528 Worksop men who died during WW1 – and who are listed in the Lady Chapel of Worksop’s Priory Church – will burn brightly throughout the Service that follows the traditional parade and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.
Cllr David Challinor, Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, who will lead the parade on Sunday 11th November said: “This touching tribute will honour and remember all of those who once lived in Worksop, but who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. It will be a great honour to be part of this special remembrance service and to lead the parade with other dignitaries and those who wish to pay their respects.”
Canon Nicolas Spicer of Priory Church added: “Our time together will be to remember all those who have died as a result of war and for the men and women in our time who are peacemakers and on active service, especially in Her Majesty the Queen’s Forces.”
The order of the Remembrance Day Parade and Service, which will take place on Sunday 11th November and has been arranged by Bassetlaw District Council, is as follows.
The Parade will ‘form-up’ in the Old Market Square in front of the Town Hall at 10.10am under the direction of the Parade Marshall Sergeant Neil Orton.
The Parade will be inspected by the Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Mr William Parente and the Chairman of the District Council, Cllr David Challinor. The Worksop Miners’ Welfare Band will play during the inspection.
At approx. 10.40am the Parade will march from the Market Square down to the War Memorial via Potter Street and Watson Road.
A short wreath laying Service and Act of Remembrance conducted by Canon Nicolas Spicer will take place at the War Memorial at approximately 10.50am. 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 proceed to the Priory Church for a further Service where the Standards will be presented.
At approximately 12.00 noon, the Parade will reform and proceed back to the Market Square for Parade dismissal.
Last Updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019