Where can I pay my respects for Remembrance Sunday in Devon on November 11?

 devonlive.com  11/10/2018 12:21:40 PM   Abbie BrayWhat's On Reporter

Services will be held across Devon this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Every year hundreds of volunteers distribute the iconic red poppies across the country to raise money for charity to help support the Armed Forces community.

Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of remembrance, and to remember the fallen service men killed in conflict.

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Here's where you can pay your respects in Devon

South Devon

Torquay

To celebrate servicemen and servicewoman past and present, a Remembrance Sunday Ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in Princess Gardens, Torquay on 11 November 2018.

The Remembrance Sunday Service will take place at 11am.

In order to make the event safe and secure, Torbay Council has been working closely with the police and is requesting a sterile area for the whole of the seafront area. Therefore, Torbay Road will be closed between the Belgrave Road/Abbey Crescent junctions along to Torquay Pavilion between 9am and 2pm on Sunday.

Torbay Road will have a parking suspension, in both directions, active from 1am on early Sunday morning through to 2pm on Sunday afternoon.

No vehicles will be permitted within the closed road of Torbay Road between the hours of 9am to 2pm (without exception).

Only pedestrians will be permitted through the closure between 9am and 2pm. Local businesses, emergency services, taxis and public transport have all been informed, and diversion routes and appropriate arrangements will be in place during these times.

Once the ceremony has finished and the parade has comfortably passed, Torbay Council will endeavour to reopen the highway as soon as possible.

There is a drop off point for disabled and elderly attendees at Torquay Pavilion via the diversion routes (please follow the diversion route if travelling from Paignton).

Parking will be available at the following car parks:

  • Lower Union Lane
  • Shedden Hill
  • The Terrace Car Park

Teignmouth

Visitors can meet from 10am at the War Memorial for the Remembrance Parade and Service.

In the evening there will also be a WW1 Beacons of Light ceremony at 6.45pm at the War Memorial.

Newton Abbot

The procession will start from Courtenay Street at 10am, march through the town and the service will be held at the Newton Abbot War Memorial.

Kingsbridge

The parade congregates in front of the bandstand at 10.30am and moves along Embankment Road to the War Memorial for the Service of Remembrance with a minutes silence at 11am.

Malborough

11th November: A short service and laying of the wreath at the plaque in the car park at Soar 11am. All parishioners welcome at these events.

12th November: Parade starts at 10.30am from the Village Hall. Laying of the wreaths at the War Memorial an a service at All Saints Church at 11am.

Modbury

Members of the Royal British Legion along with parish councillors, the fire brigade, and youth organisations including the Scouts, Guides and Brownies will assemble at the war memorial at 10am and the parade will go to St George’s Church in time for a 10am service. Following the service, the group will return to the war memorial where wreaths will be laid at around 11am.

South Milton

A Remembrance service will take place at All Saints Church at 9.30am, followed by a wreath laying at the war memorial.

North Devon

Bideford

There will be an open air Service, led by Rev Alan Glover – RBL Bideford Chaplain – by the Memorial in Victoria Park commencing at 10.50 am.

There will wreath laying, organised and coordinated by the Bideford Branch of the Royal British Legion.

At approximately 11.30 am the Bideford Youth Pipe Band will lead the Mayor, Councillor Doug Bushby and Civic Party to the Dais (opposite the Rose & Torridge) on the Quay where they will take the Salute from the Parade, under the control of the Town Marshal, Lt Peter Hooper and led by the Bideford Town Band.

The Parade personnel, followed by the Youth Pipe Band and the Civic Party will join the Congregation at St Mary’s Church for a Service led by Rev Leigh Winsbury.

Following the Service, approx. 12.25 pm, the Parade will again march from St Mary’s, along the Quay, to the Pill, where they will be dismissed.

There will be a road closure enforced upon the Quay from the Long bridge roundabout to the Burton Art Gallery on three occasions:

1. 10.40 am – 10.55 am: Bridge Street - Bideford Quay - Kingsley Road (from Grenville Street to the Park Avenue).2. 11:00 – 11:05: Kingsley Road (between Park Avenue and Park Car Park).3. 11.20 am – 11.50 am: 11:20 – 11:50: Kingsley Road - Bideford Quay - Bridge Street (from Park Avenue to Grenville Street).

4. 12.25 am – 12.45 am: Bridge Street – Bideford Quay – Kingsley Road (from Grenville Street to the Park Avenue).

Barnstaple

The events begin with the annual Children’s Remembrance Service at Rock Park on Friday, attended by local schoolchildren.

The town’s traditional Remembrance Sunday service will also be held at the Rock Park war memorial, during which commemorative benches honouring the fallen of WWI will be unveiled at the park and at the Square.

The civic party will parade along Taw Vale and take the salute of the mayor, Councillor Ian Roome, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

This will be followed by a parade around the Square, through the High Street and to the parish church for a second service.

Barnstaple Town Council has also launched a town wide remembrance trail of silhouettes as part of the nationwide There But Not There project, which will be launched at the Children’s Service.

The trail, which will feature 10 silhouettes of British soldiers – or ‘Tommies’ - dotted around the town, will tell the stories of some of the people who made huge sacrifices during the war.

Barnstaple Remembrance Service 2017
Barnstaple Remembrance Service 2017

Ilfracombe

The Ilfracombe Parade and march will start at the Ilfracombe Theatre at 10:00 for a 10:35 start. Marching to the war memorial where the Act of remembrance will take place at 11:00 followed by a service at Holy Trinity Church and then a march back through the town to the Theatre.

Great Torrington

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on the 11th November 2018. The Royal British Legion will once again hold a Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial in the Cemetery, commencing at 10.50am.

The parade will form in Lidl’s car park, New Street at 10.15am and march from the car park to the Cemetery at approximately 10.30am. Organisations and members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Please note that there will be no vehicular access to Lidl’s car park from 10.30am onwards while the parade is being formed.

Anyone collecting wreaths will need to collect them by 10.30am from the Chairman of the Royal British Legion inside the entrance to Lidl’s car park.

Barnstaple Remembrance Service 2017
Barnstaple Remembrance Service 2017

Exeter

Exeter Cathedral

On Sunday November 11.

09.30 Choral Eucharist10.55 Service of Wreath Laying at the County War Memorial (Cathedral Green)

11.45 Remembrance Sunday Service

Members of the public are warmly welcome to visit the Cathedral throughout the day. Admission charges are suspended for the day.

Northernhay Gardens

A Civic Party led by the Lord Mayor and comprising City Councillors, Honorary Aldermen, MP, representatives from the Fire Service, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Police, Sea Cadets and others, will lead a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November, which is conducted at the City's War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens, where everyone is welcome to attend.

The Lord Mayor's Chaplain will conduct the service which commences at 10.50 am, with the Exeter Salvation Army Band playing incidental music along with the Exeter University’s Chapel Choir will be supporting the Service. A large number of ex-service Units and other local associations are represented around the War Memorial carrying Standards and laying wreaths. The parade will be supported by Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, who will provide military guidance and a Bugler from the 6 RIFLES playing Reveille and Last Post. After Last Post has been sounded the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines' Firing Party, consisting of approximately 20 Soldiers, will fire one blank round each to mark the 2 minute silence.

There will also be a small march pass the Guildhall for those Service Units who wish to take part where a poppy drop will take place off the Guildhall's Balcony.

Service sheets will be handed out on the day, and civilians are welcome to lay poppies or wreaths.

Exeter City Council are also taking part in the "Battles Over Campaign" and we will be welcoming the Shrouds of the Somme, "Lost Lives" Exhibition at Northernhay Gardens.

The Strand, Exmouth

Exmouth Town Concert Band will be returning to perform at Exmouth's annual Remembrance Service and parade this weekend.

Mid Devon

Tiverton

There's a Remembrance Day Parade and service on Sunday, November 11. The parade will leave from the town hall at 10.30am.

There will be road closures in the town centre from 9.30am.

Cullompton

This year's Remembrance Sunday aptly falls on Armistice Day; and at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month the nation will fall silent to remember the incredible bravery and honour the millions who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Poppy wreaths will then be laid at war memorials nationwide by members and representatives of the armed forces and local organisations.

As well as following tradition and undertaking the well respected act of remembrance at Cullompton's war memorial, the town's Royal British Legion intend to mark the end of the WW1 centenary anniversary by adding the unique presence of horses within the parade from St Andrew's Church along Fore Street to join the assembled gathering waiting at the bull ring.

An estimated eight million horses, donkeys and mules perished in WW1 alone and their involvement will honour every animal who worked, suffered and died alongside military heroes in all conflicts. In addition to wearing your poppy with pride prior to and on Remembrance Sunday itself, Cullompton's Royal British Legion and St Andrew's Church warmly invite everyone in the area, young and elderly alike, to show their respects to all war dead by participating in this poignant act of national remembrance.

If we have missed any Remembrance events out please do get in touch, email abbie.bray@reachplc.com

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