Hartlepool prepares to remember the fallen

Last year's Remembrance Sunday service in Victory Square
Last year's Remembrance Sunday service in Victory Square
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People are encouraged to show their support for Remembrance Sunday by attending official ceremonies in Hartlepool.

Services to remember the sacrifices made by the town’s service men and women will take place at 11am, in Victory Square in Hartlepool town centre and also at the Headland War Memorial in Redheugh Gardens.

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

Mayor Councillor Mary Fleet said: “Remembrance Sunday services are hugely important events in the town’s calendar. As ever I am sure that the people of Hartlepool will show their support at the events which provide an opportunity to remember all those that have made sacrifices for others over the years.”

The Victory Square service will be conducted by Civic Chaplain Father Nick Jennings and will be attended by numerous civic dignitaries.

This year’s parade will feature serving soldiers from the Army’s Surveillance and Target Acquisition regiment.

The procession, led by the Sea Cadets Band will leave Market Square, to the rear of York Road, at 10.45am. After the service, there will be a march past and a salute of the cenotaph.

The Headland service will be conducted by the Reverend Verity Brown of St Hilda’s Church and be attended by Deputy Mayor Councillor Kevin Cranney.

A parade led by the Boys Brigade Band will leave Church Walk at 10.45am and proceed via Prissick Street and Cliff Terrace.

People can lay wreaths at both services.