Following discussions with the Cromer Church and the Royal British Legion, Cromer Town Council have agreed that from this year, the Remembrance Sunday events will be brought forward by one hour.
Instead of the parade assembling at 2.30pm, the parade will assemble behind the Tourist Information centre in the Meadow Car Park at 1.30pm. Under the direction of Parade Marshall -Matthew Webster – the parade will march off at 1.40, processing through town to the church for a 2pm Service of Remembrance.
Attended by the Royal British Legion and numerous groups and organisations from around Cromer and surrounding towns, the Service will remember the residents of Cromer who died in conflicts from 1914 onwards.
Leaving the service at approximately 2.50pm, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial where, accompanied by the Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band, those gathered will sing “Abide with Me”.
Members of the public are encouraged to watch this annual parade and join the service in the church at 2pm.
David Pritchard, town councillor and secretary of the Cromer Royal British Legion said: “This decision has been made by the Town Council to ensure that the hundreds attending this important service are able to make their way home afterwards in daylight and that volunteers are able to safely attach the wreaths to the Poppy Panel at the rear of the War Memorial.”
At 10.50am on November 11, an Armistice Day service will be held at the War Memorial in the grounds of Cromer Church where the Last Post will be sounded at 11am, followed by the traditional two minutes silence.
Members of the public are encouraged to come along and join in the service which as taken place in every village, town and city for over one hundred years.