By Ewan Foskett
Sunday, November 11, 2012
FALLEN servicemen who paid the ultimate price in conflicts across the globe will be remembered today – Sunday, November 11. Here’s a guide to Remembrance Day and Armistice Day 2012 services taking place across Welwyn Hatfield, Potters Bar and Hertfordshire.
Welwyn Garden City –
A service will be held at the War Memorial, in Howardsgate, at 10.50am.
Welwyn Hatfield mayor Helen Bromley will be in attendance and a parade of ex-servicemen and women, and youth organisations will follow.
They will walk from College Way to the town centre. The parade, arranged by the Royal British Legion, will be accompanied by the Welwyn Garden City Band.
The Memorial Gardens, in Great North Road, will host a service, which starts at 10.45am.
Welwyn Hatfield’s deputy mayor, Cllr Howard Morgan, and town mayor, Cllr Caron Juggins, will be there.
The Act of Remembrance will be followed by a laying of the wreaths and a service in St Etheldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield.
Then there will be a procession to the War Grave Cemetery, off Great North Road, at 1pm to which all present and able are also invited.
Potters Bar –
In advance of the Act of Remembrance a service will be held in St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church, at 9.30am.
At 11am those who want to pay their respects will gather at the war memorial, in The High Street – although they are advised to get there at 10.45am.
The church’s Service of Remembrance starts at 11.30am.
The MP for Hertsmere, James Clappison, will be attending.
Afterwards the parade will return to St Mary’s for a short service. All are welcome at The Royal British Legion in Cotton Road, which will be open for refreshments after the service.
South Mimms –
A Remembrance Day service will be held at the War Memorial in South Mimms.
The White Hart will be open at 10am for tea and coffee. The actual service will commence at approximately 10.45am with two minutes silence at 11am. Wreaths will be laid by The Royal British Legion, councillors, churches, retired servicemen, public services and youth associations.
This will be followed by a service in St Giles Church for those who wish to attend.
There will be a service in All Saints Church, followed by an Act of Remembrance around the War Memorial in Church Road at 10.30am.
The Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial in Church Street at 10.50am and will be attended by the leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council, Cllr John Dean.
A service will then take place inside St Mary’s Church.
A march will leave from the Memorial Hall at 10.15am and will go down to the war memorial in High Street. Wreathes will be laid by the British Legion, parish council and scouts and guides.
The procession will then head to the parish church for the two minutes’ silence at 11am.
Woolmer Green –
The Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial will be at 9.30am immediately followed in St Michael’s Church, by a service.
The Act of Remembrance starts around the war memorial at 10.50am
There will be a service at 12.30pm at the war memorial in Old Knebworth.