Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service Sunday 13th November


Armistice Day is on Friday 11 November.  The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Royal British Legion at 11.00am.  All are welcome to gather on the Guildhall Square in front of the War Memorial to pay their respects.

Remembrance Sunday will be observed in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square on Sunday 13 November 2016. 

The ceremony, led by theSalisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council, will commemorate the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Parade begins as the bells of St. Thomas’s Church fall silent just before 11am, shortly after the Two Minute Silence will take place.  Everyone is welcome to join the crowd who will gather around the Guildhall Square to witness the Remembrance ceremony.   Following the two minute silence, Lieutenant General Sir Roderick Cordy-Simpson KBE CB DL will lead the laying of wreaths on the City’s War Memorial. 

Following this, the parade will march along Queen Street and New Canal, where General Sir Cordy-Simpson, accompanied by the Mayor Cllr Derek Brown OBE, will take the salute.  The parade will continue to St Thomas’s Church where the Service of Remembrance will be held starting at approximately 11.40am.  All are welcome to attend this service.

Blue Boar Row will be shut to traffic between 10.15am and 11.30am and again at 12.15pm until 1pm approximately to ensure crowd safety and traffic diversions will be in place.

The Wall of Remembrance will be exhibiting in The Guildhall, Salisbury from 7 – 16 November, 9 – 5pm (closed Sunday).

 The Wall of Remembrance was created as part of a project for schools which took place across the county in 2014, with thousands of children making commemorative crosses to recognise the individuals from their own communities who gave their lives during the First World War. The wall bears the names of all those from Wiltshire who died in the war and is now touring the county, giving many people the opportunity to see it and pay their respects.

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