Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service 2017

Published: Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Northampton will be honouring members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty with a Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Gareth Eales, will lead a procession of councillors and town dignitaries from The Guildhall to All Saints' Church as part of this year's Remembrance Day parade and service on Sunday, 12 November.
 
The main parade will form in two parts on the Market Square. The Northampton Pipe Band will lead the first part of the march to All Saints’ Church at 9.30am and will be followed by the second part led by the Air Training Corps Band at 9.35am. The parade will join with the Mayor's procession at All Saints' Church for the Divine Service which starts at 10am.
 
After the Divine Service the parade will assemble in George Row. The traditional two minutes silence will begin at 11am at the first stroke of All Saints' clock. The laying of designated wreaths and the remembrance service will then follow.
 
After the service, the parade headed by the Northampton Pipe Band, will make its way to The Guildhall to make the salute before progressing up St Giles Street, into Fish Street and then reaching its final destination in Abington Street.
 
The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Gareth Eales, said: "Remembrance Sunday is an important time for us to honour and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and all those who have been affected in conflicts.

“This year, we have already paid tribute to local war hero Edgar Mobbs and those affected by the Zeppelin raid in St James during WWI. On Remembrance Sunday however, we show our respect for the thousands of service men and women who lost their lives 100 years ago as well as those who continue to serve our country today. I do hope the local community will join us as we pay our respects.”

Large poppies have again been installed on lampposts and street furniture along the parade route.

Phillip York, Branch Chairman for the Royal British Legion, said: “It is wonderful to see the large poppies marking the parade route again for this year’s Remembrance Day event in Northampton.  It is great that the town shows such support for its service men and women and their families, and marks the sacrifices they have made for our peace and security today.”