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MEDIA RELEASE – Remembrance Sunday 2022

MEDIA RELEASE – Remembrance Sunday 2022

01 November 2022

Bridport’s annual Remembrance Parade and Service on Sunday 13 November will as usual
mark the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in war. The event, organised by Bridport
Town Council, Parade Commander Brigadier John Dean, Rev Pete Stone of Bridport Team
Ministry and a range of forces organisations, will commence with a parade through the town
centre by representatives and veterans of HM Armed Forces, and local groups and
organisations.

Accompanied by the Wessex Military Band, the parade will move off from East Street at
approximately 10.40am following inspection by the Town Mayor, Cllr Ian Bark. The Mayor
will lead the Parade and will then lay a wreath as part of the ceremony and observance of
the traditional two minute silence at the War Memorial. This will be followed by the Mayor’s
address and the Service of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church.

It is anticipated that a significant number will want to attend, and organisers are
encouraging people to respect the safety of others by not attending if they have any flu or
Covid symptoms.

Repeating a change to the arrangements first made in 2021, the parade will not return up
South Street after the service. This is in recognition of the fact that some participants find
this second parade increasingly challenging.

Town Centre road closures will be in place for the parade from 10.30am until approximately
12.00pm. Local residents and visitors to the town centre are asked not to park in the
vicinity of St Mary’s Church after 8.00am on the morning of Sunday 13 November. Road
closures will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.

ENDS

Contact:
Will Austin, Town Clerk, Bridport Town Council. Email WAustin@bridport-tc.gov.uk
or tel 01308 456722.

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