17:20 Saturday 09 November 2013

Remembrance Sunday events: Thousands set to gather across Cambridge, Royston, Ely, Newmarket, Haverhill and Saffron Walden for services

Written byRAYMOND BROWN

Thousands of people will gather together tomorrow to remember fallen servicemen and women.

Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Paul Saunders will lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Hills Road at 11am and a procession will be led by Cllr George Pippas, deputy mayor, from the Guildhall to Great St Mary’s Church for the Remembrance Day civic service.

Cambridge Chorale will joined forces with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra perform for remembrance at Church of our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road, on Saturday at 7.45pm.

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford will open its doors for free on Sunday. At 11am a two-minute silence will be held across the museum, starting and finishing with a whistle blast, in remembrance of the symbolic signal to go ‘over the top’ the First World War.

In Ely on Sunday people are expected to turn out in force to mark Remembrance Day.

At 10am, standards will parade from St Mary’s Green to Ely Cathedral via St Mary’s Street, Minster Place and The Gallery.

This will be followed by the annual remembrance service in the cathedral.

In Soham, there will be a march from Soham Village College starting at 2.15pm to the war memorial for a wreath-laying service at 2.30pm.

A parade will muster in Royston from Queens Road at 10.15am to the War Memorial on Melbourn Street.

In Newmarket there will be a wreath laying ceremony at 2pm at the war memorial before the parade winds its way to Tatteralls for a service at 2.45pm.

Haverhill will be paying its respects at 2.15pm with a parade through the town and there will be a wreath laying ceremony in Saffron Walden at 10.45am.

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