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04  March

Newtown set to host a Remembrance weekend

10/11/2023 @ 02:05

Preparations are underway for this weekend's Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

On Saturday there will be an Armistice Day ceremony at the town's war memorial off Clifton Terrace and New Road. On Sunday there will be the Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

Newtown Town Council confirmed the arrangements last month.

"This occasion serves as a unifying platform for our community to come together, express our heartfelt gratitude, and collectively remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said a town council statement.

"On Saturday 11th November, Armistice Day, there will be a brief yet poignant ceremony at Newtown Cenotaph at 11am, in the presence of the Mayor and councillors, representing our entire community. Invitations will be extended to primary school students of Newtown, with the option of laying wreaths.

"On Sunday 12th November, Remembrance Sunday, will be marked by a civic remembrance parade and ceremony which will muster at 10.30am in Broad Street and then proceed to the Newtown Cenotaph for 11am."

It added: "In response to valuable feedback from the Royal British Legion and its Chaplin, to address access difficulties at the Baptist Church, the sacred element of proceedings will now be incorporated into the 11am ceremony.

"There will be a separate opportunity for those who desire to attend a church service, earlier in the morning at All Saints Church, Penygloddfa."

Road closures are also planned around the Memorial Gardens when the services take place.

"Both ceremonies will be broadcast over public address system and for the benefit of those who cannot attend in person also broadcast live on the internet."