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Remembrance events – Bakewell 2023

Saturday 11th November

Mr Albert Keir (98), Bakewell’s surviving D Day Veteran.

11am: Bath Gardens WWII memorial area. Last Post followed by two minute silence and short service to mark 11/11. Afterwards Bakewell Memorial Cottage Nursing Home, wreath laying and Last Post, followed by marking of the war graves in Bakewell Cemetery, Yeld Rd, small crosses will by placed on each of the 13 graves.

7pm: Bakewell Town Hall (upstairs). Bakewell Silver Band concert of popular swing era and wartime music. Always a great evening. The bar will be open.

Tickets are just £10 from Bakewell Pet Supplies on Water Street.

Sunday 12th November 2023

10.30am: Parade members start to arrive to form up on Market Street outside The Queens Pub. Parade forms up behind Bakewell Silver Band and at 10.50am marches, with Standards flying, to The Square. The parade forms up around the WWI memorial.

11am: Last Post sounded, followed by two minute silence. Then wreaths are laid around the memorial.

A short service follows, then the parade marches up South Church Street to Bakewell Parish Church for the Service of Remembrance. The names of all the town’s fallen are read out by members of Bakewell Youth Theatre.

Images are projected onto the big screen whilst Bakewell Band play.

Refreshments are provided in The Newark area afterwards.

All residents and visitors are warmly invited to all the events.


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