Remembrance Weekend 11th and 12th November

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:

  • High Street (pedestrianised section)
  • Edward Street from just before its junction with Church Lane to its junction with West End

If you wish to attend either of the events on Remembrance weekend, these are a summary of the timings:

Saturday 11th November – Armistice Day 

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

Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday

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

There will be a collection for The Royal British Legion during the closing hymn (Onward Christian Soldiers)