Ready to pay tribute at Remembrance parades

PEOPLE in Keynsham and Saltford will gather on Sunday November 12 to remember the service and sacrifice of members of the armed forces.

The Remembrance parade in Keynsham will form in Ashton Way at 8.45am before proceeding through Rock Road, Temple Street, and the High Street to St John’s Church, for a service at 9.30am.

After the service, the parade will muster at the rear of the church in the road known as The Park and will then proceed through Station Road, turning left into the High Street to form up behind the marching band. 

The parade will then proceed along the High Street via Bath Hill to the Memorial Gates.

At 11am, the first maroon will start the two-minutes’ silence, the second maroon will end the silence, Last Post is played and the Kohema will be read.

This will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the gates by the Parade Marshal, commemorating the British servicemen and women who fought for this country in conflicts including the two world wars.

Standards will form at the front of the parade and march off at 11.20am via Bath Hill, part of Temple Street, Rock Road and onto Ashton Way for dismissal. 

Rolling road closures will be in place between about 8.45am and 12 noon along the various parts of the parade route.

In Saltford, the Scouts are again leading the arrangements for the village’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

A parade by Scouts, Guides and Brownies will leave the area in front of Saltford Hall for St Mary’s Church at around 9.30am.

A memorial service will take place at the church at around 10am for those in the parade and representatives of the community only (due to space limitations in the church building itself). 

Members of the public are welcome to join in the service from the churchyard (standing space only) and, if possible, a PA system will be used to share the service with those outside (to be confirmed).

Following the service, the parade will leave St Mary’s at about 10.45pm and head for the war memorial, where a short service will take place before the 11am silence. 

Wreaths will be laid, including one by Saltford parish councillor Julie Austwick on behalf of all Saltford residents. The parade will then return to Saltford Hall, where it will disperse. 

Road closures will be in place between 9.30am and 11.45am on routes between Saltford Hall (Wedmore Road) and St Mary’s Church (High Street), including Broadway, Stratton Road, Norman Road and Beech Road.

Pictured, last year’s parade in Keynsham