Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Day tributes in Birmingham

By on 04/11/2014 in News

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Shafique Shah, will lead the Remembrance Day service and parade at the city’s Hall of Memory and Centenary Square on Sunday, 9 November.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event and observe the two-minute silence at 11am.

The day begins at 10am, when the Salvation Army Band commences playing on Centenary Square.

At 10.20am, the uniformed contingents march on to the square, with members of Birmingham City Council and VIPs proceeding to the grandstand at 10.30am.

The civic wreath-laying party will leave the International Convention Centre (ICC) at 10.35am, with the combined bands of R Signals and Mercian, Standards and Associations marching on at 10.40am. The Lord Mayor’s party will proceed from the ICC to the platform at 10.50am.

The Rev Victor Van Der Bergh will conduct the Service of Remembrance, while the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev David Urquhart, will lay a wreath.

The Lord Mayor will lead the Act of Commemoration, saying: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.â€

Just before 11am, a Roll of Drums will take place, followed by the playing of ‘The Last Post’. Following the two minutes’ silence, a salute of gunfire will take place and the Salvation Army will lead the singing of ‘O God our Help in Ages Past’.

Wreath-laying will then take place, led by the Lord Mayor. Once all wreaths have been laid, the Lord Mayor will await the march past, with the parade then dispersing in Cambridge Street.

Traffic restrictions will be in place between 7am and 12.30pm in Cambridge Street, from Brindley Drive to Civic Close, from 9.30am to 12pm in Broad Street, from Paradise Circus Queensway to Sheepcote Street, and from 11.20am to 11.50am in Cambridge Street, from Paradise Circus Queensway to Brindley Drive.

Berkley Street will operate with temporary two-way traffic between 9.30am to 12pm to allow access to frontages. Signed diversions will be in operation for all traffic restrictions.

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