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Remembrance Sunday parade and service

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A Remembrance Sunday service will go ahead in Dudley town centre to remember the borough’s fallen heroes.

Last year, people were unable to gather in the town centre for the annual parade and service due to coronavirus restrictions.

But this year, event organisers at Dudley Council have confirmed the event will go ahead on Sunday November 14 and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Ex-service men and women, along with community groups will join a short parade that will step off from Stone Street Square at 10.25am.

The parade will move past the World War One memorial on Priory Street, down Priory Road and onto Ednam Road before coming to a halt at the cenotaph.

Reverend James Treasure will lead a Remembrance Sunday service at 10.45am and will be joined by the Mayor of Dudley.

People are invited to gather on Coronation Gardens to listen to the service and can lay their own wreaths at the cenotaph or the WWI memorial after the service.

On Thursday November 11, a small Armistice service will be held at the World War One memorial on Priory Street at 10.55am. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sue Greenaway will attend.

Councillor Anne Millward, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

It is a privilege to attend events and services throughout the year as the borough’s first citizen, but Armistice and Remembrance Sunday are special events in the civic calendar and personally evoke feelings of great pride and sadness.
I am so pleased that the services can go ahead this year in a more familiar way, and I will be honoured to attend Remembrance Sunday and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country as well as the brave men and women serving their country today.
I hope people are able to join us to pay their respects.

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