Ready to remember the fallen

THE Great Yarmouth borough is gearing up for the annual Remembrance Day parades when the nation stops to remember the sacrifices of armed forces personnel.

The focus of the borough’s commemorations will be the parade from Palmer’s department store to St George’s Park on Sunday, November 14.

Representatives of the Royal British Legion will be joined by the RAF, sea cadets and a number of other associations for the procession, leaving the Market Place at 10am and travelling via Regent Road to the War Memorial in the park.

Rev Chris Terry, team rector for Yarmouth, will lead the service of remembrance which will finish at midday and be followed by a remembrance service for Far East servicemen at the memorial at the Jetty on Yarmouth seafront at 12.30pm.

However, if it rains on the Sunday then the service will be held at the town’s St Nicholas Church instead of St George’s Park.

In Gorleston, Rev Linda Ricketts, minister for St Mary’s Church in Gorleston, will lead a remembrance service on Thursday at Gorleston Cemetery, at the junction of Crab Lane and Magdalen Way, with the two minute silence at 11am.

On November 14, there will be a service of holy communion at St Andrew’s Church in Gorleston at 8am, followed by a remembrance service at 10.15am.

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In Winterton, there will be an act of remembrance at the village’s War Memorial at 9am on November 14, followed by a mass of requiem in the church to those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

In Martham, there will be a two minute silence at the village’s War Memorial on Thursday at 11am. The Last Post and Reveille will be sounded and the Exaltation said.

A Remembrance Day service will be held at St Mary’s Church in the village on November 14 at 10.15am with several village organisations invited to attend.

A rehearsal for standards and colours has been arranged for 10am on November 13.

In Hemsby there will be a parade from the village car park to St Mary’s Church for a remembrance service on November 14 at 10.45am.

There will also be a coffee morning to raise money for the Legion’s poppy appeal at the Barn Room in Hemsby on November 13 between 10am and noon.

In Ormesby, there will be a parade from the War Memorial to the village church for a service at 10.45am on November 14.

In Caister, members of the village’s legion branch will parade from Lidls superstore to the village’s Holy Trinity church for a 10am service followed by remembrance on November 14.

In Filby, a service will be held at Filby Church at 11am on November 14 when a wreath will be laid by the parish council on behalf of parishioners. Members of the Yarmouth branch of FEPOW will then lay a wreath at the War Memorial to Far East veterans at Filby Pound at 11.30am.

In Repps with Bastwick, a wreath laying ceremony will be held at the village’s War Memorial on Thursday, assemble at 10.50am.

The legion’s poppy appeal shop is still open in Victoria Arcade, Yarmouth from 9am to 4pm weekday mornings and 9am to midday on Saturdays, except for tomorrow and next Saturday, November 13 when the opening hours will be 9am to 4pm.

The organisers hope to beat last year’s total of �33,174 raised in the Yarmouth and Gorleston area for the armed forces.