Remembrance services in Thanet

The red poppies at the Destiny statue Photo Brian Whitehead

Remembrance services will be held across the isle on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 for people to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Saturday is Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918, with Remembrance Sunday always the second Sunday in November.

Ramsgate

Saturday 11 November

8.30am – Wreath laying ceremony at ‘Destiny’ in Albion Gardens

10.50am – Service of Remembrance in town centre outside Timpson

Also 10.50am – Wreath laying service at Ramsgate Cemetery

Sunday 12 November

10.50am – Wreath laying and service of Remembrance at St George’s Church

The Parade will start in Elms Avenue at 10.40am and marches via Queen Street, King Street & Broad Street.

2pm Remembrance Sunday  for all animals killed in all wars, Albion Gardens at the Destiny memorial. All welcome.
Large fabric purple poppies on sale, £4 each at both events, proceeds to Guardian Angels Dog Rescue.

Margate

Sunday, November 12

Town war memorial, Trinity Square, 10.48am. Service conducted by Rev Brian Sharpe.

The civic mayor’s procession along Northdown Road to the memorial with Cllr Rosamund Dixon will include dignitaries and The Mayor’s cadet, Cpl David Chapman, will act as her wreath bearer.

The Mayor would like to extend a welcome to the people of Margate to join her in this act of Remembrance.

Broadstairs

Sunday, November 12

Civic ceremony held at the War Memorial on the corner of the High Street and Pierremont Avenue at 10:45am with local dignitaries, military representatives and organisations laying wreaths after the Remembrance Service. All residents and visitors to the town are very welcome to attend and join in with the service.

Birchington

Sunday, November 12

The parade assembles in Alpha Road car park at around 10am to march to the memorial at the village square by All Saints church

Westgate

Sunday 12th November

St Saviour’s parish church, service 10.30am

Gather outside the church in Westgate Bay Avenue from 11.30am, ready to leave at 11.45am. The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Sea Road begins at noon and will be led by the Revd Dr George Kalu, Minister of Christ Church Westgate-on-Sea and The Bay Birchington. The Revd Dr Peter Rowe (Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour’s) and Canon David Caine (Priest of the Parish of the Holy Family Birchington and Westgate-on-Sea) will also be taking part.

Read here: Margate FC will mark Remembrance Day at its Saturday match

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