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Remembrance Parade through Hurst

Remembrance Parade in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

Remembrance Parade in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

By Trevor Evans

This year’s parade will mark a special milestone in our country’s history; 100 years ago, on Sunday 11th November 1918, the guns fell silent and the First World War was over.

This year, as always, we remember at our village Memorial all those villagers who not only gave their lives in the Great War but those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in subsequent theatres of war.

This year’s Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday 11th November. The parade will form up at 10.30am at South Avenue. The parade will then march through the High Street to the War Memorial. If wet, the parade will assemble in the Army Cadets drill hall, which is situated behind the Co-op in the High Street.

The police have advised that they are no longer able to provide assistance for road closure traffic control and that we provide our own marshals.

I would ask motorists to accept a short delay on their journey whilst the parade takes place.

Having carried out the duties as Parade Marshal for the Royal British Legion in the village for many years I have decided to stand down after this year’s parade. I will be handing over the baton to Colin Richardson MBE who will continue the parade organisation on behalf of the village.

Remembrance Parade 2017 in Hurstpierpoint

Remembrance Day poppy, Royal British Legion

By Trevor Evans, RBL Parade Marshal

This year’s Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017. The parade will form up at 10.35am at South Avenue. Those gathered will then march through the High Street to the War Memorial.

If wet, the parade will meet at the Army Cadets Drill Hall which is situated behind the (currently closed) Co-op on the High Street.

Sussex Police have advised us that they are no longer able to provide assistance for the road closure and traffic control – and that we have to find our own marshals. I would ask those motorists and passengers travelling through the High Street at that time to accept a short delay to their journey whilst the parade takes place.

In addition, there will also be an informal gathering on Saturday 11th November 2017 at the War Memorial at 11am – all our welcome.