Rotherham will stop to remember its fallen this weekend for Remembrance Sunday.
Civic leaders and veterans will gather on Sunday 10th November for the annual Parade and Service of Remembrance at Rotherham Minster, followed by the Act of Remembrance, wreath laying and national two minutes silence at the Clifton Park Cenotaph.
Remembrance events are due to take place in local communities across Rotherham, including:
Brinsworth Remembrance Sunday service in The Centre, Brinsworth Lane at 10am, followed by a service, laying of wreaths and silence at the War Memorial at St George’s Churchyard, starting approximately 10.40am. Attendees invited back to The Centre for refreshments afterwards.
Thurcroft : Remembrance Sunday service at Simon & St Jude’s Church, starting at 10am, followed by a march to the Cenotaph at 10.50am.
Rawmarsh: Service of Remembrance starts 10.45am at the Cenotaph, Rawmarsh Hill organised by the Parish Church, St Mary, Rawmarsh with Parkgate. Wreath laying including Scouts, local uniform groups, Police, emergency services and the British Legion.
Brampton Bierlow: There will be a Service of Remembrance at Christ Church starting at 10.15am, followed by a short service at the Brampton Bierlow war memorial, Knollbeck Lane from approximately 11.30am.
Greasbrough: Remembrance Sunday service starts 10am at St Mary’s Church, followed by the Act of Remembrance at Greasbrough War Memorial from 10.45am.
On Monday 11 November (1pm), Armistice Day, the Mayor will officially unveil the Wall of the Fallen Heroes at the Centenary Market Hall – the centre piece of the Poppy Cascade display, which contains around 20,000 hand-knitted poppies.