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Remembrance Day

Poppy Parade

Mansfield Woodhouse Remembrance Parade

Pleasley Vale Remembrance Parade

Poppy Parade

Crafters have been busy making poppies for Mansfield District Council's Poppy Parade project for the past six months and now more than 4100 have been donated.

The deadline has now passed for the public to hand in their poppies but everyone is encouraged to help on the next part of the project by sponsoring a poppy to raise money for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

The public can visit events on Mansfield Market Place in October and attach a poppy for a donation of £1 to raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community.

Dates and times when the public can get involved are:

  • Sunday 1 October: Artisan and Craft Market, 11am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 11 October: International Mini Market, 11am to 3pm
  • Sunday 22 October: Car Show, 11am to 3pm
  • Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 October: half-term ghost hunt, 11am to 2pm.

Poppies will be attached to netting and messages of condolence can be added to a commemoration board as a way of marking respect for those who have fought for our country.

Once poppies are attached, they will be draped over the front of the Old Town Hall in the Market Place ready for the RBL's Remembrance Day parade on Sunday 12 November.

The parade will start at Mansfield Civic Centre and head down Chesterfield Road and into town via West Gate and onto St Peter's Church. After the service the parade will stop at the Old Town Hall for veterans to perform a salute of honour at the poppy display before it leads back to the Civic Centre.

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Mansfield Woodhouse Remembrance Parade

On Sunday 12th November 2017, the following is the official itinary:

10am to 10.20am The Parade Musters on Yeoman Hill Park (Priory Road Car Park Entrance) for the long 1.2 mile Remembrance Parade route through Mansfield Woodhouse. The parade of approximately 500 service personnel, Veterans, Cadets and other uniformed organisations will be led by the Mansfield District Corps of Drums, as per previous years.

10.20am The Remembrance Parade departs from Yeoman Hill Park under command of the Parade Marshall.

10.50am The Parade will be halted and the Standards will be Paraded from outside St Edmund's Church to The War Memorial on Yeoman Hill Park.

11am The Act of Remembrance will take place at The War Memorial on Yeoman Hill Park (Buglers perform The Last Post).

11.10am A further full Remembrance Service will take place in St Edmund's Church.

11.50am The Remembrance Parade re-forms on Castle Mews and Parades back onto Yeoman Hill Park to be dismissed.

Please note: Mansfield Woodhouse has obtained official permission from the relevant organisations for Road Closures on the day. Road Closures will be managed by the private company TMS. Hence, Mansfield Woodhouse and Pleasley Vale's parade will carry on as normal.

Pleasley Vale Remembrance Parade

12.15pm The Parade Musters at Pleasley Vale War Memorial.

12.30pm The Act of Remembrance (Buglers perform The Last Post).

12.40pm The Parade forms up at Pleasley Vale War Memorial and parades to St Chads Church.

12.50pm (Parade is dismissed) before St Chads Church Service.


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