Services to remember war dead

ACTS of Remembrance take place in towns and villages tomorrow and Sunday, writes Nicki Dixon.

The Armistice Day two minutes’ silence in Sudbury will be observed outside the town hall at 11am tomorrow with mayor Tony Platt in attendance.

On Remembrance Sunday, Colchester Pipe Band will lead the parade from Sudbury’s Market Hill at 2pm for a service at St Gregory’s Church at 2.30pm.

After the wreath laying at the British and American war memorials outside the church, the parade will march through the town back to Sudbury Town Hall where a salute will be taken.

In Great Cornard, the parade will leave from opposite the King’s Head in Bures Road at 9.50am for a 10.15am service at St Andrew’s Church.

After the service, wreaths will be laid at the memorial in the churchyard and the parade will march to the Stevenson Centre.

The Hadleigh and District branch of the Royal British Legion will assemble the town’s parade outside its headquarters in George Street at 1.45pm for a march from 2.10pm to the United Reformed Church for a 3pm service.

And in Long Melford, the village’s parade assembles at the village hall at 10.20am to march to Holy Trinity Church.

The church bells will be rung half-muffled to mark the approach of the parade and wreaths will be laid at the Royal British Legion altar in the church.

Clare’s war memorial will be re-dedicated on Remembrance Sunday after a 3pm service at the town’s St Peter and St Paul Church.

An open air memorial service will take place in Wickham St Paul to honour the half-dozen members of the village cricket team who died during the First World War.

The service will start at 10.30am on the cricket pitch, which is the village’s war memorial, having been laid in 1919 in remembrance of the men.