On Sunday, 11th November, 2018 Stowmarket will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a parade and services. Jointly arranged by the Stowmarket Branch of the Royal British Legion, St Peter & St Mary’s Parish Church and the Town Council, the commemorations will begin with the parade marching off from Red Gables at 8.45am, proceeding through the town along Ipswich Street to the Parish Church where the service will start at 9.30am.
Following the church service, a short service will be held in the Market Place at 10.50am with the silence being observed at 11am, before the parade marches to the Town’s Memorial Gates situated on the Recreation Ground for the Poppy Wreath laying ceremony.
Town Mayor, Councillor Linda Baxter said, “As has always been the custom here in Stowmarket, it would be lovely to see as many people as possible attending the Remembrance Parade and Services, especially as this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that brought an end to four and a half years of conflict.”
The timings of the day can be found below:
8.45am – Parade commences from Red Gables, Ipswich Street
9.30am – Church service commences
10.30am – Church service finishes
10.50am – Market Place service commences
11.00am – Silence
11.05am – March off from the Market Place
11.20am – Memorial Gates service commences
11.40am – Memorial Gates services finishes