Remembrance Parade to march through Grantham on Sunday
The Remembrance parade through Grantham town centre takes place on Sunday.
The parade will start at the bus station at 10.20am and march along Wharf Road, St Peter’s Hill and the High Street to St Wulfram’s Church.
A service of Remembrance will be held in the church before the laying of wreaths at the war memorial in the churchyard.
The parade will then make its way back along the same route.
Members of the public are invited to line the streets to witness the parade and pay their respects.
The traditional opening of the Garden of Remembrance on St Peter’s Hill took place on Sunday. It was attended by civic dignitaries, including Mayor of Grantham Councillor Adam Stokes, and leader of South Kesteven District Council Coun Kelham Cooke, along withmembers of the Royal British Legion with their standards.
The garden will be closed on Armistice Day, Monday, November 11 at 11am.
Children from St Anne’s Primary School attended a special Remembrance service in Grantham Cemetery on Wednesday, as they do every year, to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War, civilians as well as military personnel.
Pupils paid their respects as the Rev David Shenton conducted a service in the cemetery. Each child held a cross adorned with a poppy.
Grantham couple Grace and John Knightall have launched the Poppy Appeal with collections all over town and villages. Last year, £45,740 was raised through poppy sales in Grantham and the surrounding district.