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Remembrance Weekend Events 2023

Driffield and the Wolds will come together this week to pay its respects to those from the area who sacrificed their lives during various conflicts.

Until Saturday (11th November), volunteers from the Royal British Legion will be hosting a stand selling poppies and other Remembrance items near the entrance to Driffield’s Tesco store.

The poppies and other similar items can be supplied for a donation to the Poppy Appeal, whilst information about the Royal British Legion’s work will also be available. Volunteers will also be based in Driffield Lidl store.

On Friday and Saturday (10th and 12th November), street collections for the Poppy Appeal will take place in Driffield town centre.

Driffield Saturday 11th November – Driffield will remember the fallen with an Armistice Service of Remembrance at the Gardens of Remembrance on North Street in Driffield at 10:55am on Saturday 11th November.

A short service and two-minute silence will be observed at 11am.

People are asked to gather from 10:45am, with the service likely to conclude at 11:15am.

The Driffield & District Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Parachute Association standards will be on parade, so medals may be worn.

During the service, Councillor Gillian Helliwell, the Mayor of Driffield, will lay a wreath on behalf of the town and small crosses will be available to anyone who would like to pay their own tribute to a friend or loved one in field of remembrance beside the memorial.

Before the service, the Driffield Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club will host its Armistice breakfast from 9:30am-12 noon at the Masonic Lodge on Lockwood Street.

Driffield Sunday 12th November – there will be a Service of Remembrance at All Saints’ Church in Driffield from 2:30pm.

The service will be led by Pastor Rob Case and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial within the grounds of the church when military personnel, veterans’ associations, youth organisations, volunteers and charities will lay 27 wreaths.

The church service will be preceded by a parade. Veterans and those interested in taking part are asked to assemble at the Middle Street South entrance to Tesco car park between 1:30pm and 1:45pm, before the parade begins at 1:55pm.

Serving personnel and veterans attending are asked to wear their medals and individual service/corps/regimental ties and berets.

This year’s parade will be led by the Pocklington Pipes & Drum Band. It is hoped that the people of Driffield will line Middle Street South and Market Place and show their appreciation to the members of HM Armed Forces serving personnel and veterans.

Road closures will be in place for the parade which will begin at 1:55pm via Middle Street South, Market Place and Middle Street North to All Saint’s Church.


Events to remember the fallen will also take place in other villages covered by the Wolds Weekly:

  • Beeford – Sun 12th 10:30am Remembrance Day service, Beeford Methodist Church
  • Kilham – Sun 12th 11am Act of Remembrance at war memorialLowthorpe – Sun 12th 10:30am Holy Communion and Act of Remembrance
  • Middleton-on-the-Wolds – Sun 12th 10:30am Remembrance at St Andrew’s Church
  • Sledmere – Sat 11th 10:45am Act of Remembrance, Wagoners’ Memorial, – Sun 12th 10:45am Remembrance Day service, St Mary’s Church
  • Thixendale – Sun 12th 9:15am Remembrance Day service, St Mary’s Church
  • Watton – Sun 12th 4pm Remembrance Sunday evensong, St Mary’s Church
  • Weaverthorpe – 10am Remembrance Sunday service, St Andrew’s Church 10:45am Act of Remembrance, war memorial, followed by refreshments in Weaverthorpe Village Hall
  • Wetwang – Sat 11th 10:45am Act of Remembrance, St Nicholas’ Church Sun 12th 10:15am Remembrance Day service, St Nicholas’ Church
  • Wold Newton – Sun 12th 10:30am Service of Remembrance, All Saints’ Church
Act of Remembrance, Wagoners’ Memorial, ,

Beverley

Beverley’s Remembrance parade, to honour those who lost their lives in conflict, will take place on Sunday 12th November 2023.

A Service of Remembrance will take place at Beverley Minster at 10.50am followed by the annual Remembrance Sunday parade which will march through the town centre to Hengate Memorial Gardens via the Market Cross where a salute will be taken by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Following the parade there will be a short service and laying of wreaths at Memorial Gardens.10.00 – Parade forms up in the School Lane Car Park.

10.30 – Parade marches to Beverley Minster.

10.50 – Service of Remembrance commences.

11.50 – Service of Remembrance concludes, Parade forms up and will march to Hengate Memorial Gardens via Market Cross where a Salute will be taken by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Remembrance Sunday 2021 – Beverley

The Parade will finish at Memorial Gardens, where a short service and laying of wreaths will take place.

Veterans with mobility issues and those using mobility scooters and who may not be able to complete the whole march from School lane may join the parade outside the Minster at 10.50 and participatein the shorter march to the Memorial Gardens.

Remembrance Sunday – Beverley

East Yorkshire Motor Services Ltd is offering free travel on all of our buses for members and veterans of the nation’s armed forces on Remembrance Sunday. All those wearing their military uniform, displaying medals, or their military ID card on board our buses will travel for free with us all day.

Remembrance Sunday 2022 – Beverley

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