Remembrance Service & Armistice Service this November

Remembrance Service – Sunday 10th November 2019 – Route Amendment

We welcome all people in Ely to join us at the Cathedral on Sunday 10th November 2019 for a spectacular and very moving service, as well as a march through town, parade and Act of Remembrance in the Market Square.

This year due to constraints with Traffic Management requirements we have made the decision to change the Parade format by removing the short march from St Mary’ Church to the Cathedral which took place at 1000hrs in past years and thus reduces the financial implications for the Parish Council and Local Branch of the Royal British Legion whilst also reducing the burden on our already stretched Police resources.

The Royal British Legion, City of Ely Military Band, Standards and marching contingents are to take their places within the Cathedral at approx. 1015 hrs ahead of the Remembrance Service in the Cathedral at 1030 hrs which will include a 2 minutes silence at 1100 hrs and spectacular Poppy fall from the Lantern Tower.

At approximately 1115hrs, the City of Ely Military Band, Standards and marching contingents will parade from Ely Cathedral via The Gallery, Minster Place, High Street to the Market Place for the wreath laying service at the Ely War Memorial concluding with a further 2 minutes silence followed by a March Past the War Memorial to take the Salute from the attending Dignitary.

Road Closures for the Parade will be:

  • 1015 hrs to approx. 1330 hrs – High Street closed
  • 1100 hrs to 1130 hrs – Gallery shut until Parade clears into High Street.
  • 1115 hrs tom approx. 1330 hrs – Forehill closed.

As ever our friends at Spotted in Ely will be live streaming the event for those who cannot attend. We also thank Ian and Lisa’s Star Roadshow who will be providing the audio equipment on the day and the Kevin Evans and the Neighbourhood watch team.

Armistice Service – Monday 11th November 2019

At approximately 1050 hrs on Monday 11th November 2019 there will be a short Service to commemorate the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918.

The Service will include the laying of wreaths by the Mayor, ECDC Chairman and President of the City of Ely Royal British Legion Branch.

Please be aware that the following road closure will be in place:

  • 1015 hrs to approx. 1130 hrs – High Street closed.

Press release from the Ely Branch of the Royal British Legion

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