Remembrance Day

Saturday 11 November is Remembrance Day

Mansfield to pause and remember the fallen at annual parade

The council will observe Armistice Day with a two-minute silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day alongside the nation

As well as standing together in Remembrance on 11 November, we also observe a two-minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Day Parade Schedule

On Sunday 12 November 2023, the Remembrance Sunday commemoration will begin at the Civic Centre War Memorial at 10am with a wreath-laying ceremony involving civic dignitaries.

The parade will start at about 10.15am from the Civic Centre, heading to St Peter and St Paul’s Church along Rosemary Street, Westfield Lane, West Gate and Market Place and Church Street.

The service, which is for parade participants, will start at about 10.40am and include a two-minute silence at 11am. There will also be Mansfield Community Choir performing from 10.45am in the Market Place, followed by a two-minute silence, led by Joe Martin, of the Mansfield branch of the Royal British Legion at 11am.

After the service, the parade will regroup and make its way back along Church Street to the Market Place for a salute in front of the Old Town Hall at noon as a final mark of respect. Mansfield Community Choir will return to the stage at approx 11.05am-11.20am for a second performance and will then be dismissed at West Gate at approximately 12.15pm.

Road closures

For safety reasons, there will be road closures in place along the following routes from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Sunday 12 November for the Remembrance Parade.

There will be signed diversions in place and access to some streets will be halted for a short time until the parade passes.

Roads affected by the closures will be: 

  • Rosemary Street
  • Westfield Lane
  • Wood Street
  • West Gate
  • St John Street
  • Market Place
  • White Hart Street
  • Church Street.

People attending the church service at St John's with St Mary's Church, in St John Street, will be allowed access to the church grounds but will be required to stay there until the parade has passed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the road closures and appreciate the public’s co-operation and understanding at this time.


Mansfield District Council are displaying soldier silhouettes and poppies around the district at major junctions around town, as well as the knitted poppies netting will be displayed on the Old Town Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday and as a mark of respect. 

Other remembrance events

If you’re looking for ways in which you can pay your respects this Remembrance Day, we have compiled a list of all the commemorative events taking place this November. 

Warsop: Warsop, Meden Vale and District branch of the Royal British Legion parade will leave Carr Lane at 10.20am on 12 November, and there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 10.50am at Warsop War Memorial at The Carrs.

Forest Town: The Remembrance Day parade on 13 November, organised by the Royal British Legion Clipstone and Forest Town Branch, will set off at 10.15am from Forest Town Arena, Clipstone Road West, to St Alban's Church, where wreaths will be laid, followed by a service.

Mansfield Woodhouse: A Remembrance Day parade from 10.15am from the car park at Yeoman Hill Park to Priory Road, Welbeck Road, Portland Street, High Street and Church Street. The parade on 12 November will gather at the Cenotaph for wreath laying and two minutes' silence at 11am, conducted by Reverend Sue Caddy, before entering St. Edmund's Church for the service.

Pleasley Vale: A short parade from St Chad’s Church to the village war memorial on 12 November at 12.45pm followed by a wreath laying ceremony and remembrance service at the church.

Meden Vale: A remembrance service will take place on Sunday 12 November from 10:30am at The Meden (formerly Meden Vale Methodist Church). There will be a short service inside, then outside there will be the laying of wreaths at the memorial plaques, with the last post and a two minutes silence at 11am. This will be followed by the reading of the names of miners who died at Welbeck Colliery, hymns and readings.

Where to buy a poppy?

People can buy a poppy from the Legion pop-up shops, location and time TBC. Legion volunteers will also be running street collections in the Mansfield town centre

We will remember.