Acts of remembrance to be held in Yate and Sodbury

November 09 2016

LARGE crowds are expected to turn out in Yate and Chipping Sodbury when those who gave their lives in both world wars and other conflicts are remembered.

LARGE crowds are expected to turn out in Yate and Chipping Sodbury when those who gave their lives in both world wars and other conflicts are remembered.
Events for Remembrance Day have been organised in the towns for Sunday, November 13.
In Yate, a parade will set off from Poole Court at 9.30am ahead of a 10am service in St Mary’s Church.
Yate Town Council said it wanted to involve the whole community in the act of remembrance and anyone who wanted to join the parade should meet at Poole Court for 9.15am.
The procession will then make its way along Poole Court Drive, Home Orchard and onto Station Road. People can also go straight to the church.
After the service, at 11am, wreaths will be laid at the church lych gate memorial and at the Parnall grave, which names the 55 people killed in bomb attacks on the former Parnall aircraft factory in 1941.
Chipping Sodbury’s parade will leave Rounceval Street at 2.30pm for a service at the war memorial at the bottom of Broad Street at 3pm.
Organisations such as the Royal British Legion, together with civic leaders, will gather with parade marshall Dave Ford from about 2.15pm.