Remembrance Parade

Sunday, 11th November 2018 : 10.15am


CLERGY, Choir and Congregation from Southwell Minster will be joining Royal British Legion members at Southwell Burgage Green War Memorial from 10.15am. All residents are invited to join them for the two minutes silence at 11am and Wreath Laying by representatives from RBL and Southwell Town Council together with other uniformed groups. The parade will then move to the Southwell Minster for the Main Service and afterwards to the War Memorial at the Recreation Ground gates where the RBL will lay a wreath. Also attending this year will be three grandsons of a local Southwell man Marine William Hopewell that fought at the battle Zeebrugge 22/23 April 1918. For his part of this bloody battle William was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal just missing out on the VC. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of that battle.  The three Grandsons will be laying the Wreath on behalf of their grandfather William, all the Marines that served in the two Great Wars and also the Royal Marines who have lost their lives since.   Nottinghamshire Cadets, D Squadron, will also be parading 70 cadets through Southwell on Armistice Day as Southwell is the county HQ for the squadron. It should be a site to remember as this has not been done before. 70 cadets and instructors, supporting the diocese.

Event Location: The Burgage, Southwell