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Melksham Remembers This weekend

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MELKSHAM’S Annual Service of Remembrance will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Canon Square, this Sunday 10th November at 11am followed by the wreath laying ceremony in Canon Square.

Committee clerk for the town council, Lorraine McRandle says, “The parade will leave King Street car park at approximately 10.45am. 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.

“The Annual Service of Remembrance at St Michael and All Angels Church, Canon Square will take place at 11am. 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.

“For Remembrance Day  itself on Monday 11th November, a small service and two minutes’ silence will take place at the War Memorial, Canon Square at 11am, to which all are welcome.”

Pictured: Ken Graham, chairman of the Melksham branch, Royal British Legion and Trevor Paterson, Melksham branch president and Poppy Appeal organiser.

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