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Melksham Remembers armistice centenary

MELKSHAM will mark  100 years since the end of World War One in a poignant Remembrance Sunday event where the town will pay its respects to those who lost their lives during the Great War. Over the weekend, a Melksham Remembers exhibition will also describe the lives of local people who lived during that time. 

This Sunday, 11th November, the annual Service of Remembrance will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Canon Square, at 11.15am.

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 11am to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflict. The wreath-laying ceremony will take place in Canon Square after the church service, 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.

Also this weekend, the Town Hall plays host to the Melksham Remembers Exhibition. 

Volunteers from the project will be sharing fascinating stories, information and photos they have unearthed,  revealing what life in the Melksham community area was like during the First World War. The Melksham Remembers Exhibition at Melksham Town Hall takes place on Saturday 10th November from 12–4pm and Sunday 11th November 10am–2pm.

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