Out in force to help remember

Poppies at Waitrose, Daventry.'Pictured L to R - are Marion Wright & Marianne Holloway
Poppies at Waitrose, Daventry.'Pictured L to R - are Marion Wright & Marianne Holloway

VOLUNTEERS have been out in force for the past two weeks selling poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

The Daventry branch of the Royal British Legion had volunteers out at Daventry’s supermarkets and at Watford Gap services.

Thousands more of the poppies have been ordered this year compared to last to meet the demand from this district, and extra volunteers have joined the team to help sell them, and also keep stocked the boxes left in businesses and other locations.

This year Armistice Day falls on Remembrance Sunday – therefore the minute’s silence held in Sheaf Street annually on November 11 will not take place this year.

On Sunday, November 11, thousands of people across the district will fall silent at 11am to remember those who fought and died, and those who still

fight and die, for our country.

Parades, church services, and acts of remembrance will be carried out in Daventry and many villages.

In Daventry there will be the traditional parade through the town and services.

The parade, featuring the town’s Air Training Corps band, will muster in the playground of St James Primary School, in St James Street between 10 and 10.30am.

It will then march through the town centre to the Abbey Street war memorial for the 11 o’clock service which will include music from Daventry Brass.

The parade will then move on to Holy Cross for a church service.

Acts of remembrance will be held at several village memorials, including Aston le Walls, Charwelton and Newnham. In Badby there will also be a half-muffled ringing of the church bells to mark the occasion.