Remembering those who fought and died

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People across Daventry District will fall silent on Sunday, November 9 to honour the service men and women who died for their country.

This year’s Remembrance Day will be an especially solemn one as the United Kingdom marks the 100th anniversary since the start of the First World War.

A Remembrance Day Parade and Service organised by the Royal British Legion will take place on Sunday, November 9 at 10.30am from St James Infant School in St James Street.

Veterans and relatives of soldiers as well as civic dignitaries will march through Tavern Lane and the High Street and down to the memorial on Abbey Street led by the Mayor. There will be a short outdoor service culminating in two minutes silence and the reading of the Roll of Honour. A service will follow in Holy Cross Church from 11.25am.

Daventry Brass will also be present for the occasion.

The traditional Armistice Day Service is to take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 10.45 at the gazebo on Sheaf Street.

There will be a short service followed by two minutes silence at 11am to mark the 144 Daventry men who lost their lives.

Many villages will be holding their own Remembrance Day services and memorials too, including a Remembrance Day Service will be held in St Peter’s Church, Grandborough, at 10.30am on Sunday 9 November.

A small exhibition of the six soldiers from Flecknoe will be displayed in St Peter’s Church in that village.