Full details have been released for the forthcoming Armistice Day commemorations this Friday (11th November 2022) and Remembrance Sunday service (13th November 2022) in Southport.
The events are organised by Southport Royal British Legion, with some changes to the parade details for Sunday.
Organisers said that Remembrance Sunday is always “exceptionally well attended” and are encouraging people to arrive early to secure the space they want.
Southport Royal British Legion Major Nick McEntee said: “On Armistice Day this Friday, you are asked to gather at the War Memorial, on Lord Street in Southport from 10.30am.
“A brief service will be followed by a two minute silence, at 11am.
“We encourage all veterans, members of the armed forces community and members of the public to join us.
“On Remembrance Sunday, please note some key changes to the parade this year as follows: “From 9.30am all veterans and others are asked to meet at the Royal British Legion Armed Forces Community Hub, on Wesley Street, Southport town centre, where we will serve hot drinks.
“At 10.20am those marching will step off from The Hub, before marching along Tulketh Street, onto Chapel Street and onto London Street.
“At the junction between Chapel and London Street any less able Veterans will be able to join the parade when it pauses there.
“At 10.35am the complete parade will march off, with the Band of the Salvation Army into its usual position on Lord Street, ready for the service of Remembrance.
“Relevant road closures and barriers will be in place to facilitate this new format.
“We will have volunteers from the branch in place to guide people to the hub should they not be aware of the new format.
“Southport Remembrance Sunday is always exceptionally well attended and we warmly welcome all members of the public to the service of remembrance. Please arrive early at the memorial on Lord Street to secure your space
“Please watch the Royal British Legion Southport page on Facebook for updates and for details of gatherings post the service.