Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council will again host the November Remembrance commemorations on behalf of the community, paying respect to the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes. This occasion serves as a unifying platform for our community to come together, express our heartfelt gratitude, and collectively remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
In 2023, the Town Council hosts two significant ceremonies scheduled for Saturday 11th November, and Sunday 12th November.
On Saturday 11th November, Armistice Day, there will be a brief yet poignant ceremony at Newtown Cenotaph at 11am, in the presence of the Mayor and Councillors, representing our entire community. Invitations will be extended to primary school students of Newtown, with the option of laying wreaths.
Sunday 12th November, Remembrance Sunday, will be marked by a civic remembrance parade and ceremony which will muster at 10.30am in Broad Street and then proceed to the Newtown Cenotaph for 11am.
In response to valuable feedback from the Royal British Legion and its Chaplin, to address access difficulties at the Baptist Church, the sacred element of proceedings, will now be incorporated into the 11am ceremony. There will be a separate opportunity for those who desire to attend a church service, earlier in the morning at All Saints Church, Penygloddfa.
Also, in response to feedback, in order to maintain a respectful atmosphere, road closures have been applied for on both days.
Both ceremonies will be broadcast over public address system and for the benefit of those who cannot attend in person also broadcast live on the internet.
As we convene to remember, we wholeheartedly honour the sacrifices made by those who have served, celebrate the resilience of our community, and reiterate our dedication to peace and unity. The town council warmly invites everyone, whether in person or virtually, to join us in these events, as we collectively demonstrate our unwavering respect for our heroes.
Further detail of timetable of both events will be issued separately at the beginning of November.