Poppies at the ready – the Mayor is set to lead the city’s Remembrance Day proceedings…
Sunday November 8, will see wreaths laid at the steps of Peterborough’s war memorial as part of a service of remembrance, honouring those who lost their lives for their country.
Just after 10am on Sunday, Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor John Peach, will lead dignitaries, Freemen of the City, military representatives and guests in a procession from the Town Hall to the war memorial on Bridge Street for the laying of the wreaths.
A service, which everyone is welcome to attend, will also be held at the war memorial at 11am and observe the two minute silence.
Following the cathedral service, the procession will be led back to the Town Hall. A poppy wreath will be unveiled above the building’s Bridge Street entrance to commemorate council members and staff killed in the two World Wars.
The Lord-Lieutenant, the Mayor, Mayoress and President of the Royal British Legion will then take the salute from a march-past at the front of the Town Hall. The procession will continue through the city’s streets, and will include ex-servicemen, 158 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, RAF Wittering and cadets from across the region.
Councillor Peach said: “Remembrance Sunday is an important annual event for us all to pay our respects to those who lost their lives in combat. I hope the people of Peterborough will join us in marking the dedication of our armed forces in the past, present and future.
“I would also urge people to support the annual Poppy Appeal. Wearing a poppy not only remembers lost lives, but also assists the servicemen and women of today.”
On Armistice Day (Wednesday November 11) the Mayor will lead a procession of dignitaries, councillors, Freemen of the City, Honorary Aldermen and guests from the Town Hall to the war memorial on Bridge Street for a short service at 10.55am.
Reverend Canon Ian Black will conduct the service, which will include the launch of a maroon rocket at 11am to mark the start of two minutes’ silence.
Residents and local businesses are being reminded that, because of the service, access to St Peter’s Road and the Car Haven car park will be closed to vehicles from 6pm on Saturday 7 November to 2pm on Sunday 8 November 2015.