A parade to mark Remembrance Day will leave Grantham Bus Station at 10.20am on Sunday and travel its usual route through town, led by the RAF Waddington Pipe Band.
They will march to St Wulfram’s Church where a service will take place and wreaths laid at the war memorial in the churchyard. The parade back through town will begin at around 12.30pm. Families are invited to line the streets to pay their respects to those killed during conflicts. On Monday, at 11am, a two-minute silence will be held in front of the Guildhall in St Peter’s Hill, followed by the closing of the Garden of Remembrance. Families are again invited to join in the ceremony and observe the two-minute silence for those who died in the line of duty.
*** If you have wandered along St Catherine’s Road in Grantham recently you may have spotted a display in the window of Robert Holland Funeral Director. In the centre of the display is a replica of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, made by Vic Heppenstall. Either side of the Cenotaph are Terry Shelbourne paintings – one of Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Charles Richard Sharpe, born in Pickworth, and the other a scene entitled ‘The Retreat from Mons’. The display is a mark of respect to coincide with Remembrance Day.