Remembrance services in the Royal Borough set to honour fallen heroes

Remembrance services in the Royal Borough set to honour fallen heroes

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Michael Owens

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Remembrance services in the Royal Borough set to honour fallen heroes

Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor will come to a standstill this Remembrance Sunday to remember fallen members of the armed forces.

Hundreds of people took part in the Remembrance Sunday service in Maidenhead last year.

 

Civic services will pay tribute to those who gave their lives in two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

The Deputy Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr John Lenton, will lead the Maidenhead Act of Remembrance and wreath-laying at the war memorial in St Ives Road from 10.50am.

A service of remembrance conducted by Rev Will Stileman will follow in the Church of St Mary’s in St Mary’s Close, followed by a march with the salute taken by Cllr Lenton outside the Town Hall.

Drivers have been advised to avoid High Street, St Ives Road and the Bridge Avenue area, 10-11.20am and 12.30-1pm.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner, will lead the Act of Remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony in Windsor at 10.45am at the war memorial in High Street.

Rev John Quick will officiate proceedings there and at the service in the Church of St John the Baptist.

Drivers should avoid Park Street, High Street, River Street, Goswell Road, Osborne Road, Alma Road, Claremont Road and Sheet Street between 10.30am and 12pm.

Cllr Jenner said: "We must never forget the men and women who have fought for our country and paid the ultimate price.

“We have a strong association with the armed forces in the Royal Borough and I am very proud to lead the community as we honour our local fallen heroes."

In Ascot, former mayor, Cllr Colin Rayner, will lead the civic party at the Act of Remembrance at St Michael and All Angels Church in Church Lane, Sunninghill from 10.45am.

A short wreath-laying ceremony will follow at the War Memorial next to the church.


The public are also invited to join councillors and council staff in Maidenhead and Windsor to mark Armistice Day on Monday.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner, will lead the traditional Act of Remembrance at the war memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall in St Ives Road.

The ceremonial cannon will be fired just before 11am by borough bombardier John Matthews.

A bugler will play the Last Post to mark the start of two minutes’ silence, which will end with the firing of the second cannon and the sounding of Reveille. 

Traffic to be stopped briefly from approximately 10.55am to allow members of the public to gather safely for the occasion,

Deputy Mayor, Cllr John Lenton will be at York House from 10.55am in Sheet Street, Windsor, where the Last Post will be sounded just before 11am, followed by the silence and Reveille. 

Representatives from the Maidenhead and Windsor branches of the Royal British Legion will attend the acts of remembrance.

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