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Peterborough remembers those who lost their lives in conflict

01 November 2023

Peterborough residents are being invited to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict this Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Peterborough City Council, in conjunction with the Peterborough Branch of the Royal British Legion, will commemorate both the Armistice Two Minute Silence and Remembrance Sunday Silence and Wreath Laying at the War Memorial outside the Town Hall in Bridge Street.

The Armistice two-minute silence service starts at 10.40am on Saturday, 11 November.

The Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial starts at 10.45am on 12 November.

Members of the public are invited to join the procession at the War Memorial or can watch the event on a large screen in Cathedral Square, while the silence and wreath laying service will also be streamed on the Peterborough City Council YouTube channel, which can be accessed here.

Cllr Nick Sandford, Mayor of Peterborough, said: “Remembrance Day gives us all an opportunity to pay our respects and give thanks to all those who have been killed or injured in the service of their country in conflicts both recent and in the past. At this time when there is still so much conflict happening all over the world, I am sure lots of Peterborough people will want to pay their respects either by joining the procession or watching from Cathedral Square or via our live stream on YouTube.

“I’d also encourage people to support this year's Poppy Appeal. The purchasing and wearing of a poppy is not only a great way to remember those who lost their lives, but also supports the serving and former servicemen and women of today.”

Find more about the Poppy Appeal here.