Hartlepool set for Remembrance Sunday commemorations

A previous Armistice service at Victory Square.
A previous Armistice service at Victory Square.

REMEMBRANCE Sunday services will be held in Hartlepool to remember the sacrifices made by the town’s service men and women.

The commemorative events will take place on Sunday, November 9, at 11am – one in Victory Square in the town centre and the other at the Headland War Memorial in Redheugh Gardens.

Both have been organised by the Combined Ex-Service Associations in co-operation with Hartlepool Borough Council.

The Victory Square service will be conducted by Civic Chaplain the Reverend Norman Shave and will be attended by the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Deputy Lieutenant, Hartlepool MP Iain Wright and senior police and fire officers.

A parade led by the Sea Cadets Band will leave the Market Square, to the rear of York Road, at 10.45am.

Following the service, there will be a march past and a salute of the war memorial.

The Headland service will be conducted by the Reverend Chris Collison of St Hilda’s Church.

It will be attended by the Deputy Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Mary Fleet.

A parade led by the Boys Brigade Band will leave Church Walk at 10.45am and proceed to the Headland War Memorial via Prissick Street and Cliff Terrace. Following the service the parade will perform a march past and salute the memorial.

At both ceremonies there will be an opportunity for members of the public to lay wreaths.