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Remembrance Sunday 2017

Man saluting

Farnham’s Remembrance Sunday parade will be held on Sunday 12 November.

Organised by the British Legion and Farnham Town Council, the parade is an opportunity for the community to come together to reflect and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.

The event will begin with the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge and local dignitaries joining the parade and assembling at the War memorial for 10.45am. At 11am, everybody will pause for a two-minute silence which will be followed by the Last Post and the laying of wreaths.

After the service, representatives from the services, armed services and youth organisations will take part in a march past. The salute will be taken outside Farnham Town Council’s office in South Street by the Mayor of Farnham and visiting dignitaries including Vice Lord Lieutenant Bill Biddell.

Councillor Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham says: “Last year, we saw a record number of people lining Farnham’s streets to watch the march past. The Remembrance Sunday parade offers an opportunity for people to come together for community-wide reflection.”

The morning will conclude with a service at St. Andrew’s Church to which everybody is invited to attend.

Other Remembrance services where a wreath will be laid by local councillors on behalf of the town will be held at Badshot Lea, Hale, Rowledge, St. Thomas on the Bourne, St. Peter’s at Wrecclesham, and Weybourne.

Road closures

Temporary road closures will be in place from 10.30am to 11.30am. The roads affected include Union Road, South Street, Downing Street, Longbridge and Victoria Road. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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