Remembrance Day In Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants

12 November 2017, 06:27 | Updated: 12 November 2017, 09:58

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Prince Charles will lead wreath laying at the Cenotaph in Whitehall this morning to mark Remembrance Sunday.

For the first time in her 65 year reign, The Queen will watch the ceremony from the Foreign Office balcony with Prince Philip.

Here's a list of the main events today in Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants


The traditional wreath laying ceremony and march-past will be held at the War Memorial, Bedford Embankment at 1100am.

Following the wreath laying ceremony, the Mayor, HM Lord-Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire will take the salute in front of Castle Mound with the march-past ending in Riverside Square, where Bedford Town Band will be playing.

There will also be ceremonies at Goldington Green War Memorial; at the South African Campaign Memorial (outside The Swan Hotel); and at Elstow Abbey where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the Borough Council.

They'll be Remembrance Sunday road closures in towns and villages across the district from 1015am to 10:55am


The Mayor will also be attending the Remembrance Day parade and service, where he will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Corby in commemoration of our fallen service personnel.
The parade will leave St Marks Road at 1035am to head for the War Memorial where the wreath laying and service will take place.

There will be a parade and service at the Memorial today.


The Royal British Legion is organising Remembrance Sunday this weekend in Hemel Hempstead

You are invited to congregate at the bandstand on The Marlowes from 10am, ready to march at 1030am to the War Memorial at St John's Church, Boxmoor.


Members of the public are invited to Daventry's Remembrance Day commemorations starting at 1050am at the War Memorial, Abbey Street.

The Service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women.
Daventry Town Council are co-ordinating the event; no tickets or passes are needed to attend and the public are welcome to watch the ceremony from the pavements or to follow the parade.


Luton Borough Council will once again be commemorating Remembrance Sunday in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, to honour those who gave their lives in past and present conflicts.

The Service of Remembrance will take place from 10.57am at the war memorial in George Street. A number of organisations will parade from Park Street West to the war memorial where the two minutes' silence will be observed at 11am.

The silence will start and end by the sounding of the 'Last Post' and 'Reveille' by Alan Norman from the Salvation Army.


A memorial service will take place in Fenny Stratford, outside the Knowles School at 930am

The Royal British Legion remembrance parade takes place at the memorial on Coffee Hall, starting approx 1030am.

At Bletchley a parade begins at St Mary’s Church at around 1030am

The Newport Pagnell Parade will head along the High Street at approx. 1030am

And then the New Bradwell Parade will be at the War Memorial on Newport Road this afternoon, at around 2pm

At Bletchley Park this year, parade parking will be provided at Milton Keynes College, just next door to Bletchley Park. Please follow the signs for parking on the day and you will be directed to the parade starting point on arrival.

At around 1030 The Parade will begin to march to the War Memorial on Church Green Road, Bletchley ready for the wreath laying ceremony and silence at 11am.


Northampton will be honouring members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty with a Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Gareth Eales, will lead a procession of councillors and town dignitaries from The Guildhall to All Saints' Church as part of this year's Remembrance Day parade and service.
The main parade will form in two parts on the Market Square.

The Northampton Pipe Band will lead the first part of the march to All Saints’ Church at 9.30am and will be followed by the second part led by the Air Training Corps Band at 9.35am.

The parade will join with the Mayor's procession at All Saints' Church for the Divine Service which starts at 10am.
After the Divine Service the parade will assemble in George Row.

The traditional two minutes silence will begin at 11am at the first stroke of All Saints' clock. The laying of designated wreaths and the remembrance service will then follow.
After the service, the parade headed by the Northampton Pipe Band, will make its way to The Guildhall to make the salute before progressing up St Giles Street, into Fish Street and then reaching its final destination in Abington Street.


Dignitaries will gather at the Bowling Green, in the High Street for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service today.

The parade will move from the Primett Road car park (behind Waitrose) at 10.20am to the War Memorial on the Bowling Green.

The Service of Remembrance will commence at 10.30am, with the laying of wreaths following immediately after the service.


At Howardsgate Memorial, Welwyn Garden City, there will be a parade from the Campus roundabout to the memorial and back. The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Lynne Sparks, will be attending, alongside Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Director Nick Long.

In Hatfield, a service will be held at the Memorial next to the Hatfield House gates (opposite Hatfield train Station).

St Mary’s Church, Welwyn, will have a parade from the memorial to the Church.

At 10.30am, there will be wreath laying and a parade at the war memorial in North Mymms, followed by a service of remembrance at North Mymms Parish Church, St Mary's.

Also, a Service and wreath laying ceremony, with a parade, will take place at St Thomas a Becket Church in Northaw.