Residents and visitors invited to pay their respects this Remembrance Day – details on the service and parades

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 October 2022

BOROUGH RESIDENTS and out-of-town visitors are being invited to pay their respects next month at Hinckley’s annual Remembrance Sunday service.

A past Remembrance Day service (Image: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council)

This year’s Remembrance Day service will be led by Reverend Ian Hill, the Vicar of St. Mary’s Church, and it will take place on Sunday, 13 November, at the Garden of Remembrance inside the award-winning Argents Mead park, just before 11am.

Clergy and church members of different denominations, as well as the Royal British Legion and Veterans Groups, Civic Leaders, representatives of the Guiding, Scouting and Cadet Organisations, will all play a part in contributing to the service.

A parade will take place from the Hinckley and District Hospital car park on Mount Road down to the memorial before the service.

After the service, another parade will be held down Castle Street and through Market Place, where a salute will be taken, with the parade marching on down on to St. Mary’s Road, where it will disperse.

A Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) spokesperson said everyone is welcome to attend the service and parades, but those who are planning to do so are respectfully being asked to ensure they arrive at the memorial garden by 10.45am.

Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Coun. Dawn Glenville, said: “Our annual Remembrance Sunday service is always an incredibly moving, emotional occasion and I am honoured to be taking part on behalf of the borough.

“The Mead is always filled with veterans, serving personnel, uniformed organisations and members of the public who come together to pay their respects and to offer their thanks for those who are currently serving, and to those who made huge sacrifices before us.”

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