The poignant silhouettes of two 6ft Tommies, which represent 100 years since the end of the First World War, will keep watch over this year’s acts of Remembrance in Rotherham.
The Tommies are part of a nationwide campaign called There, But Not There, and will be on view at the Town Hall (situated either side of the cannon) from this Thursday. There will be a photo opportunity with the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Alan Buckley who will be with the Tommies at 11.30am on Thursday, 8th November.
The Rotherham Poppy Cascade is also available to view at the Centenary Market Hall until Saturday, 17th November. There will also be a street party to celebrate the end of the First World War which will take place in Rotherham’s Outdoor Covered Market, on Saturday, 10th November from 11am to 4pm, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Rotherham’s annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service also takes place on Sunday, 11th November. The parade will meet at Effingham Street at 9am, marching to Rotherham Minster, where the Remembrance Day Service will be held at 9.45 am. The parade leaves Rotherham Minster at 10.45 am, marching down High Street and up Doncaster Gate to Clifton Park Cenotaph, where the wreath laying ceremony and silence will take place at 11.00 am. The parade then departs from the Cenotaph marching back to the Town Hall.
A copy of the Press Release issued by the Council earlier today can be found here.