Remembrance silence and services, and poppy memorial trail
THE Royal British Legion will mark Remembrance Day with the annual two-minute silence and short service in Wells Market Place at 11am on November 11.
The Remembrance Sunday civic service will take place at St Cuthbert’s Church on November 12 from 10.15am.
This will be followed by the wreath-laying at the war memorial in the church grounds at 11am, and the march-past and parade along the High Street for another wreath-laying at the Harry Patch memorial outside Wells and Mendip Museum.
Major General Simon Brooks-Ward, the Deputy Commander of the Field Army, will join the civic party to take the salute in the High Street.
Meanwhile, five churches are taking part in a Wells Churches Poppy Memorial Trail: The Bishop’s Palace Chapel, St Cuthbert’s Church in St Cuthbert Street, Ss Joseph and Teresa’s Church in Chamberlain Street, St Thomas’ Church in St Thomas Street and the Methodist Church in Southover.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends from the various churches knitted and crocheted poppies that will be on display in the churches during the day (check with each church for opening times) from November 9-14. Entrance is free.
All the poppies – several thousand – have been made on a purely voluntary basis to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War, those who were injured, and those who have died and those who are still suffering today as a result of further conflicts.