Services set to honour fallen

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SCARBOROUGH will come to a standstill tomorrow to commemorate its fallen heroes during a remembrance service in the town.

The town will fall silent at 11am for two minutes in honour of thos who sacrificed their lives in conflicts across the world.

There will also be a short service in Alma Square where crosses were planted last Sunday to remember former servicemen and women.

On Remembrance Sunday, services will take place across Scarborough.

The town’s main service and wreath laying ceremony will take place at Oliver’s Mount at 10.40am, with a two minute silence at 11am.

A free bus will be leaving the railway station at 10.15am and will return after the service at 11.20am.

Scarborough mayor Cllr John Blackburn will lay a wreath during the service, which will be led by Rev Martyn Dunning.

Veterans and cadet forces will also be present and standard bearers will form around the base of Oliver’s Mount, with individuals having the chance to lay their own wreaths.

Queen Street Methodist Church is also holding a Remembrance Day service from 9.30am.

The service will be conducted by Rev Geoff Bowell and Rev Pam Jennings and will include the parade and blessing of the Standards and wreaths.

Deputy mayor, Cllr Helen Mallory and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill will be in attendance, joining veterans and members of Scarborough Sea Cadets, Boys’ Brigade and Territorial Army.

Readings will be given by representatives from the Sea Cadets and Boys’ Brigade and the service will include a two minute silence and a poppy drop.

After the service at around 10.30am, standard bearers, wreath carriers, veterans and cadet forces will parade to Scarborough Lifeboat Station.

For the first time, the band of the Boys’ Brigade will lead the parade.

At around 10.40am, a service of remembrance will take place at the Lifeboat House and will include a reading of a poem by local poet TW Ward, read by Mr Goodwill.

Bugler Steve Hague will play the last post and reveille at both services and following the two minute silence wreath carriers will board a boat for the laying of the wreaths ceremony at sea.

In Hunmanby, Cross Hill Methodist Church is holding a service at 10.30am following by a short service at the War Memorial.