Remembrance Day 2018: First World War Centenary events taking place in Driffield

Services to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One

Service of Remembrance All Saints’ (Parish church) Driffield 10.00am. Minutes silence and wreath laying at war memorial in churchyard at 11.00am after the service.
For those who wish to join the parade please meet at Tesco car park at 9.10am to march to the church at 9.25am.

A Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War One at All Saints’ (Parish church) Driffield at 5.30pm followed by the Last Post at 6.55pm, Lighting of the Beacon of Light at 7.00pm and All Saints’ Bell Ringers Ringing Out For Peace at 7.05pm in the churchyard.

About the Remembrance Parade

The Driffield & District Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its annual Remembrance Sunday Parade through the centre of Driffield on Sunday 11th November.

Organisers hope that all HM Forces Serving Personnel and Armed Forces Veterans from the Driffield area able to march will attend this year’s special parade celebrating 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One.

Those veterans attending are asked to wear their medals with pride and to wear their individual service/corps/regimental ties and berets if possible.

This year, the Navy, Army, Air Force Motorcycle Club of Great Britain have selected Driffield the Remembrance Sunday Parade to attend and will lead the parade with their bikes. Attending this year ’s parade for the first time in over 20 years will be Driffield Town Mayor and Town Councillors.

It is hoped that the people of Driffield will line Middle Street and show their appreciation to those members of HM Armed Forces Serving Personnel and Armed Forces Veterans who are marching in the parade.

The morning service will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony in the Church grounds

All those attending, including civilian groups, are asked to be at the starting point outside B&M on Middle Street South by no later than 9:15 am.

The parade will step off at 9:25 am sharp. Anyone requiring any further information regarding the Remembrance Sunday Parade should contact Parade Marshall David Southall on 01377 257052

About the Sunday Evening service to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One

On the evening of 11th November, Driffield Town Council, in partnership with All Saints Church and Driffield Churches Together, is organising a service to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

The service will give an opportunity for the people of Driffield to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for their country, and in particular, the 131 men from Driffield who never returned.

We hope that the people of Driffield, young and old, will come to this service of remembrance and thanksgiving Driffield Mayor, Cllr Joyce Fletcher


The Town Council is joining with hundreds of towns and villages throughout the country with Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, marking 100 years of remembrance.

Town Clerk Claire Binnington said: “We know that on the evening of November 11th 1918, Canon Sharrock and other clergy in the town, hurriedly organised a service in All Saints Church to give thanks for the announcement of peace.

“We are to mirror that service with the same hymns and psalms and how fitting that 100 years to the time and day, the people of Driffield will be in the exact same place, giving thanks for the sacrifice made a century earlier.”
The service begins at 5:30pm and features performances from the Driffield Male Voice Choir and the Driffield Silver Band.

At 6:55pm the Last Post will be played by Luke Gledhill, followed at 7pm with the Lighting of the Beacon of Light in the church grounds, ending with the church bells ringing out for peace.

Driffield Mayor, Cllr Joyce Fletcher, added: “We hope that the people of Driffield, young and old, will come to this service of remembrance and thanksgiving”

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