Remembrance day events in Harlow

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017
Number: 
17-56

The annual Remembrance Sunday service, which honours the memory of members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for their country, takes place at the Netteswell Cross war memorial in the Town Park on 12 November 2017.

Proceedings will start with a parade setting off from Burnt Mill Academy and making its way to the memorial for the service, which begins at 10.45am. During the service, poppy wreaths will be laid at the base of the cross by local dignitaries and representatives of the Armed Forces.

If you're planning to attend the service, you are advised to arrive by 10.30am. School Lane in the Town Park will be closed between 10am and midday.

The Harlow branch of the Royal British Legion is also holding a Remembrance Day concert service on the same day from 7.30pm at the Harlow Playhouse. This will be commemorating all those who have given their lives since WW1 and the many conflicts since. The concert features music and readings and standards from Royal British Legion branches in the region. All proceeds go to the Royal British Legion Harlow Town branch Poppy Appeal. For more information visit www.playhouseharlow.com or phone 01279 431945.

This Friday 10 November 2017, the Council will be holding a two-minute silence outside the Civic Centre in the Water Gardens at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Battle of Passchendaele exhibition remains in the Harvey Centre until Friday 10 November 2017. This year marks the centenary of The Battle of Passchendaele. The exhibition is about the battle and the five men from Harlow lost their lives. For more information www.harlow.gov.uk/ww1