Wiltshire Publications

Issue 500 – Time to remember

WESTBURY will be marking Remembrance Sunday with the annual parade and service in the town on Sunday 13th November.

The parade will form at the Warminster Road car park from 10.00am. The parade will set off around 10.30am and make its way down to the memorial in the High Street.
At approximately 10.40am a short service will begin, which will include the two minute silence and laying of wreaths at 11am.
Once the service is over, the parade will continue past the cadet hut in West End, where the mayor will take the salute, before finishing in the High Street car park.
The parade will be led by the Trowbridge Youth Band, who will also provide the music throughout the service and whose bugler will sound the last post. Other groups in the parade will include members of the Royal British Legion, local councillors, the Army Officer Selection Board, the police, St John Ambulance, army cadets, air cadets, scouts and guides.
Eddie Bridges, president of the Westbury Branch of the Royal British Legion said, “We started having the service at the memorial in 1984, before that it was held in All Saints Church. It is well supported, we get more and more people every year.”
The Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion is welcoming new members, and is also in need of a new standard bearer as the current bearer will be standing down after this year’s event. Eddie said, “We’re looking for new members, especially younger ex-service men and women. But people don’t have to be ex-service, just people who are like minded and want to help.”
If you are interested in joining the Royal British Legion, or can help with a new standard bearer, please call Eddie on 01373 823 316; Ann Hanlon on 302 953; or Colin Gladwell on 822 006.