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A guide to Remembrance services in Cambridgeshire: The county falls silent


By Gemma Gardner


A veteran holds a remembrance cross. Picture: Vikki Lince
A veteran holds a remembrance cross. Picture: Vikki Lince

Cambridgeshire will honour the sacrifices of servicemen and women in conflicts past and present.

The county will fall silent in memory of the fallen
The county will fall silent in memory of the fallen

Mayor Cllr George Pippas is attending the Veterans’ Day service at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery at 11am on Friday (November 10) and will lay a wreath on behalf of the city.

This will be followed on Saturday (November 11) with a two-minute silence at the Guildhall at 11am led by the mayor. Employees of the city council will accompany the mayor.

Hal Bartlett, a student at The Perse School in Cambridge, and an accomplished trumpeter, will play the Last Post.

On Remembrance Sunday (November 12), Cllr Pippas will attend the Service of Remembrance at the war memorial in Hills Road at 10.30am.

Deputy mayor Cllr Nigel Gawthrope will lead a civic procession of councillors, honorary councillors and officers to the Service of Remembrance which starts at 10.55am at Great St Mary’s Church.

The mayor will also be attending the Remembrance service at the Cambridge Salvation Army, Tenison Road which commences at 6pm.

At IWM Duxford, the admission fee will be waived to all visitors on Remembrance Sunday.

There will be a two-minute silence at 11am and at 12.45pm, RAF Cadets and standard bearers will lead a march to the Conservation Hall for the Service of Remembrance at 1pm.

Many of our villages will hold ceremonies too.

The Royal British Legion, Bottisham & District Branch, will hold a service and parade at Holy Trinity Church, Bottisham, on Sunday (November 12) at 10.45am . The parade will muster at the Legion car park at 10.20am. All members are welcome to join the parade together with units from the Cadets, Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies and Beavers.

Hundreds of churches in Cambridgeshire will host special services.

In Cherry Hinton, a civic Remembrance Service takes place from 3-4pm on Sunday November 12, with representative from the Royal British Legion and other community groups to remember the fallen.



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