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Melksham Remembrance Day schedule announced

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MELKSHAM Town Council has announced changes to this year’s Remembrance Sunday event as the town prepares to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Acting deputy town clerk, Lorraine McRandle says, “As 11th November falls on Remembrance Sunday this year, and it will be 100 years since fighting stopped on the Western Front, the timings of the Remembrance Sunday service parade/church service have changed this year.

“The parade will leave King Street car park at approximately 10.40am.   All ex-service men and women and serving members of HM Forces are welcome to take part.  Please report to the parade commander at 10.30am at King Street car park.

“A two minutes’ silence and ‘Last Post’ will take place at the war memorial, Canon Square, at 11.00am on Sunday 11th November to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflict.

“The Annual Service of Remembrance at St Michael and All Angels Church, Canon Square, will then take place at 11.15am.  This will be followed by the wreath laying ceremony in Canon Square, with the return parade taking a salute in the Market Place before proceeding back to King Street car park.  Refreshments will be served in the Assembly Hall afterwards.

“Please note road closures will be in operation for limited periods between 10.30am and 1.30pm.”

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