Remembering those who fought for us

People across the district have paused to remember on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Today (Friday) people in the town centre paused at the gazebo in Sheaf Street at 11am for a moment’s silence and a short service.

The moments silence was reflected in businesses, schools, and villages across the area.

On Remembrance Sunday in the town there will be the traditional parade leaving at shortly after 10am from St James School.

The parade will make its through the town centre to arrive at the war memorial in Abbey Street before 11am.

Young members of the town’s Army Cadets and Air Training Corps, Scouts and other youth groups, plus civic leaders and members of the Royal British Legion will all take part.

After the act of remembrance, the parade will then march up the hill to a service at Holy Cross. For the parade and service at the war memorial, traffic will be stopped on certain roads.

Events will also be held at villages across the Daventry area on Sunday.

At Flore the Remembrance event starts at 2.15pm at the village’s war memorial, followed by a service at the parish church at 3pm.

There will be an act of remembrance at Eydon’s war memorial at 11am.

Moreton Pinkey will have an act of memorial in the churchyard at 11.30am.

In Byfield there will be a service at Holy Cross starting at 10am and continuing to the war memorial for the final part of the ceremony and the two-minutes’ silence at 11am.

The Byfield branch of the Royal British Legion will be serving refreshments afterwards at Byfield Village Hall.