Thank you to the residents of Westbury for coming to remember those who gave their lives for their country in two World Wars, and many worldwide conflicts since.
Thank you also to Emma Simmonds, of EJ Crafts in Maristow Street for organising the wonderful ‘yarn bomb’ of poppies.
This year Westbury will again fall silent on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November as it remembers those who gave their lives for their country in two World Wars, and many worldwide conflicts since. The act of Remembrance on both Armistice day, 11th November and on Remembrance Sunday is always well supported and we hope you will join us again this year. To maintain public safety for the event, there are a few road closures in place between 9am and 1pm, notices have been put out warning of the closures.
The roads affected are:
If you wish to attend either of the events on Remembrance weekend, these are a summary of the timings:
10.45am Mayor, members of Westbury Royal British Legion and public are invited to gather at the War Memorial at the end of the High Street.
10.50am A short act of prayers and Remembrance led by Rev Rhona Floate
10.58am The Exhortation – The Mayor of Westbury, Cllr Gordon King
11.00am 2 minute silence
11.02am Kohima Epitaph – The Mayor
11.03am Wreath Laying – Army Officer Selection Board
11.05am Closing Prayers – Rev Rhona Floate
9.00am Town Centre roads closed
10.15am Veterans and uniformed organisations assemble in Edward Street (adjacent to Morrisons)
10.25am Parade to step off under control of Parade Marshall
10.30am Members of the public are invited to gather in the High Street, orders of service are available
10.35am All wreath layers to assemble at the far end of the High Street
10.40am Remembrance Service starts
10.58am The Exhortation – The Mayor of Westbury, Cllr Gordon King, followed by The Last Post
11.00am 2 minutes silence observed, followed by Reveille
11.05am Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
11.25am Closing hymn – Onward Christian Soldiers, followed by the Act of Commitment
11.30am National Anthem
11.35am Remembrance Service finishes
12 noon Town Centre Roads reopen