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Remembrance services in Stone on 8th November

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Some of the hundreds of poppies and wreaths at the war memorial last year

People in Stone will be gathering to remember on Sunday 8th November 2015 at Remembrance services in the town.

First, a service will be held at the war memorial in Walton (Whitemill Lane) at 9.50am.

Then there will be the annual parade and service of Remembrance at the war memorial in Granville Square and later at St Michael’s Church.

Timings:

10.35am – parade will proceed up the High Street to the war memorial

10.45am – presentation of wreaths

11am – two minutes silence and Service of Remembrance

At the end of the service, Stone Town Band will lead the parade to St Michael’s Church. Following the service there, Stone Scout and Guide Band will then lead the parade back to the High Street for dismissal.

On Wednesday 11th November there will be another Remembrance service at the war memorial in Granville Square. Traffic on the ring road will be halted while it takes place.

There will be a new parade marshall this year – Ian Prescott – after Dave Cumming retired last year following 28 years at the helm.

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Dave Cumming leads the parade up the High Street for the final time last year

Also last year, a plaque to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War took pride of place in Granville Square.

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Huge numbers of people always take part in the services. Click HERE to see lots of photos from last year.

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