Remembrance Day is a beautiful tribute to all those who have given their lives in the armed forces.
But this year’s commemorations are extra poignant as all come together to remember 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Events are happening all over Gedling borough in the build up to the event itself on Sunday November, 11 in honour of the military and the sacrifices they made on the battlefield.
Churches, military types and special city dignitaries will unite to pay their respects.
Gedling borough will come together in a number of special ways – here’s everything we know about the plans the borough has in store for the occasion.
Civic Centre Remembrance Event
Saturday, November 10, 11am – 4pm at the Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park
Gedling Borough Council are hosting a special remembrance event with choirs, brass bands, memorabilia displays and art and craft activities. Amateur dramatics group The Prospect Players will be performing in character and reading out “letters and poems from The Front”, written by local school children. Gedling Play Forum will be organising a poppy making activity, producing a poppy for every name listed on the Arnot Hill Park War Memorial. Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Association will be setting up an exhibition and also providing WWI uniforms and other dress up equipment for children to try on the day.
Arnold Remembrance Parade
Sunday, November 11, 9am at The Victory Club, Church Drive
Starting at Church Drive the parade will make its way to St Pauls Church for a service at 9.30am. The parade will then head along Mansfield Road towards Arnot Hill Park for a service at the War Memorial. The parade will then march from Arnot Hill Park back to the Victory Club.
Gedling Remembrance Parade
Sunday, November 11, 10am at All Hallows Church, Gedling Village
A Remembrance Service followed by a parade to the Gedling War Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony. There will then be a gathering in Gedling Memorial Hall at 11.15am for a viewing of the “Gedling’s Fallen” exhibition.
Netherfield Remembrance Event
Sunday, November 11, 10.45am at St.Georges Church, Netherfield
A Remembrance Service will begin at 10.45am and will include the Act of Remembrance in front of the War Memorial at 11am.
Newstead Remembrance Event
Sunday, November, 10.45am at Newstead Village War Memorial
The village’s local youth club have worked with a community artist on a WWI display, creating large poppies with names of the fallen which will be at Annesley Church prior to the Remembrance Service.
Mapperley Remembrance Event
Sunday, November, 11am at Mapperley War Memorial
There will be an informal gathering at the Mapperley War Memorial to mark this significant moment in history.
Gedling Country Park Beacon Lighting Event
Sunday, November, 7pm. Spring Lane entrance only
Join the Mayor of Gedling, for an act of remembrance and the lighting of the beacon as part of nationwide beacon lighting ceremonies. People are being reminded to wear sensible footwear and bring a torch due to limited lighting. Café 1899 will be open for this event.
Mapperley and Porchester District Parade
Sunday November 18, 10.30am | Bonington Road, Mapperley
A march will go from Bonington Road to the Mapperley Memorial for a service at 10.50am. The Mayor of Gedling, wreath bearers and dignitaries will front the parade before a short service, Act of Homage, last post and two minute silence.