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Remembrance Day 2011

 

Remembrance Day - Bedford Borough Council Events:

 

The Council is supporting the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, with Poppies available from the reception desks at Borough Hall and Town Hall and the Tourist Information Centre, as well as in the British Legion Shop in the Harpur Centre.

The Royal British Legion's charity work through the Poppy Appeal emphasises the need to help all generations of the Armed Forces and their families. Help the Royal British Legion and wear your poppy with pride this year!

 

Sunday 6th November

A short service at Foster Hill Cemetery in honour of the men of the Scottish Regiments that died during the Great War 1914-18

Friday 11th November

In honour of Armistice Day, the Union Jack Flags will be raised at both Borough Hall and Town Hall. These will remain until Sunday 13th November in honour of Servicemen past and present.

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will also be holding a service in the Mayor’s parlour, to honour the men that died during the Great War of 1914 -18 from the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, followed by a short public service with a two minute silence at Boots Corner in Bedford Town Centre at 11am.  

Sunday 13th November

A Remembrance Day Parade is scheduled to take place on Sunday 13th November from 10.20am along the Embankment. All are welcome to attend.

A further service will be taking place in Kempston in the afternoon.

Sunday 20th November

A Remembrance Day Parade is scheduled to take place on Sunday 20th November from 10.30am at Kempston keep, in honour of the Beds and Herts/ Royal Anglian Regiment. All are welcome to attend.

 

Some of the previously forgotten heroes of the Second World War, the Bevin Boys, recently visited Bedford. Hear their story here.

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