Remembrance in Taunton 27 October 2017

On Sunday 12 November 2017 the Mayor will be joined by members of Taunton Deane Borough Council for the Civic Service at St Mary Magdalene Church, at 9.30 am.

Following the service, the parade of veterans, scouts, guides and cadets will march through town where the Mayoral party will take the salute on the steps of the Old Municipal Buildings in Corporation Street.

There will be a brief road closure to allow the civic party and the parade to move towards Vivary Park. Mary Street and Upper High Street, between The Crescent and Paul Street, will be shut from 10.45 am to 11.00 am.

The Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial in Vivary Park at 11.00 am where wreaths will be laid.  Members of the public are, of course, most welcome to join this special annual event.

The customary observance of two minutes silence will take place in Taunton town centre on Armistice Day - Saturday 11 November 2017.

The silence, held each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marks the end of the First World War.

The Mayor will be joined by representatives from across the Deane including veterans and serving members of the armed forces for the commemoration at the Burma Memorial.