Hucknall's Remembrance Sunday parade has been cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues this year's Remembrance Sunday will look very different.

By Shelley Marriott
Friday, 23rd October 2020, 11:16 am

Due to the Governments Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, the Hucknall Remembrance Parade and Service is regrettably cancelled.

In its place a small Wreath Laying Ceremony for up to 20 invited participants from local organisations to represent the people of Hucknall will be held at the Cenotaph in Titchfield Park at 11am on Sunday, November 8.

Major Michael Howard, Hucknall Royal British Legion secretary, said: “In order to comply with restrictions placed on us and permit the ceremony to go ahead, there is a requirement to place barriers around the Cenotaph.

Last year's wreaths at Hucknall's war memorial

"We at the Royal British Legion in conjunction with Ashfield District Council are sorry that we have to apply these restrictions.

"We ask members of the public to work with us in these difficult times in order that homage can be paid to those from Hucknall who gave their lives in the service of their country.”

For those members of the public who wish to pay their individual respects, the Cenotaph will be accessible from 11.45am when the barriers will have been removed.

In order for those involved in the ceremony to disperse in accordance with social distancing, it is requested that members of the public delay their arrival until this time.

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