Town to honour fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Day parade and service at Eastbourne War Memorial. November 11th 2012 E46155N
Remembrance Day parade and service at Eastbourne War Memorial. November 11th 2012 E46155N

Residents are expected to turn out in their droves on Remembrance Sunday (November 10) to join dignitaries as they pay their respects to those who lost their lives during the war.

Eastbourne mayor Councillor Mike Thompson will be joining the Combined Ex-Services Association and other organisations for the annual Remembrance Parade and Service to lay wreaths at Eastbourne War Memorial on Sunday. He will leave a procession from the RAFA Club in Wish Road at around 10.25am to arrive at the war memorial shortly afterwards when the service will begin before a two minute silence is held. He will also be paying his respects at Butts Brow where the Ruthless Memorial Service will get underway at 2.45pm. Pevensey, Westham and Stone Cross Royal British Legion members will attend a Remembrance Service starting at 10.50am at St Wilfrid’s Church, Pevensey Bay and on Monday they will parade for a service of Remembrance in the Memorial Garden at the church starting at the same time.

Today (Friday) Cllr Thompson will be at the Redoubt Fortress for a two minute silence and he will also be at the Arndale Centre on Monday at 11am to pay his respects.

On Monday a service will be conducted at 10.45am at the war memorial within Hampden Park and at 11am at the Memorial Homes in Victoria Drive.

On Saturday there is service at the Pavilion Gardens to commemorate the Battle of Pinwe in Burma.