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West Cornwall to remember its war dead during Remembrance Day services

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 09, 2013

  • Last Post is sounded as the standards of the Royal British Legion are lowered in honour of the fallen during last year's St Ives Remembrance Parade.

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WEST Cornwall folk are set to remember the fallen in a series of services, parades and ceremonies at the weekend and Monday, November 11.

One of the biggest events in the area is at St Anta Church, Carbis Bay, on Sunday evening when the British Legion Festival of Remembrance in aid of the Poppy Appeal takes place at 7.30pm.

This year the festival will feature the City of Truro Male Voice Choir and the Military Wives' Choir from Culdrose. This will be followed by the Service of Remembrance conducted by the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro.

At Penzance, mayor Phil Rendle and other councillors will assemble at St John's Hall at 10.40am before parading to Chapel Street Methodist Church for the Remembrance Sunday service.

Afterwards the parade continues to the war memorial at Battery Rocks for the laying of wreaths.

St Ives' Remembrance Parade will gather at the Guildhall on Sunday and set off at 10.50am to arrive at the town's war memorial in time for the two minutes' silence.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) and other organisations will assemble at the Guildhall starting at 10.40am and then make the short procession to the memorial via Tregenna Place and High Street. Following the two minutes' silence wreaths will be laid, with the mayor of St Ives, Colin Nicholls, laying the first, being followed by the RBL and any others.

The parade will leave the war memorial and proceed to the parish church for a Remembrance Service at 11.15am.

After the service those assembled will return to the Guildhall where the national anthem will be played before the parade is dismissed.

At St Just, the Remembrance Parade will meet at St Just RBL Club at 10.30am on Sunday.

The assembled marchers will then proceed to the parish church for a service at 10.50am.

After the church service, participants will march to the war memorial for another service, when the names inscribed on it will be read out and wreaths laid.

On Monday the RBL will be holding a short Service of Remembrance around the war memorial at 10.50am.

At Hayle, St Elwyn's will be the venue for a Remembrance Day service starting at 9.30am.

At 10.40am the parade will march to the war memorial where prayers, hymns and the Remembrance Day two minutes' silence will be held.

The hall will be open beforehand for the collection of poppy wreaths.

At Marazion, there will be a Service of Remembrance at 10.45am at the Methodist Church on Sunday.

Before that, the annual parade will leave the town hall at 10.40am for the walk to the war memorial, led by the mayor and town councillors.

These are some of the major events in the area. For details of what is happening in your local community to mark the occasion, turn to the Down Your Way pages.

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