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Remembrance Day

Poppy Parade displayTown Hall poppy display

Royal British Legion Remembrance Sunday parade

Veteran's Tea Dance

District remembrance events

Poppy Parade display

Last year, crafters spent more than six months making poppies for Mansfield District Council's Poppy Parade project and more than 8,400 knitted and crocheted poppies were donated in total. Many people sponsored a poppy by making a donation in return for tying a poppy onto netting which was then draped over the front of the Old Town Hall in the Market Place. In the region of £1,400 was raised for the Royal British Legion (RBL). Read the full story here.

This year we intend to go bigger with our People's Poppies project for which we aim to dress the whole of the front of the Old Town Hall with poppies. The poppies from last year, along with thousands more freshly made, will be used to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War I 100 years ago.

For help making poppies or more information about the display, go to our  web page. 

Royal British Legion Remembrance Sunday parade

9.15am - Meet at Civic

10am - Wreath laying

Parade to St Peters Church

10.55am - Church service

Parade back to the Market Place, arriving via Church Street

Salute in front of the Old Town Hall

Finish on the Market Place around 12noon

All dismissed and return to the Marque on front half of market near pound bakery.

Veteran's Tea Dance

After the parade, there will be a Tea Dance and vintage vehicles will be on display.

The 1940s style entertainment will open at 12.30pm, with free afternoon tea for veterans (wristbands must be presented and entrance for family members will be £2), a dance floor and live music. There will also be food and drink available for the public to buy.

More information to follow.

District remembrance events

Mansfield Corps of Drums

12.45pm - Bus departs for Carr Bank Park

1.15pm - Ceremony and wreaths at the Great War Memorial/Town Memorial

2.15pm - Veterans return to join afternoon tea

3.30pm - Event closes

Keep an eye on this page for more events commemorating the Centenary of World War I.





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