By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.
The 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group and the Willow Brook Centre are busy preparing for the annual Remembrance parade and ceremony on Sunday 13th November. We are expecting large numbers of parade participants again this year with many local youth groups taking part, plus a very special inaugural performance from our new marching band. Groups joining us so far include 1st Bradley Stoke Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, 2nd Stoke Lodge Brownies, 1st Stokeway Rainbows, South West Winterguard Academy and Creation Twirlers Majorettes. Representatives from our local town and county councils have been invited and the Reverend Paul Hinckley will also be in attendance. Once again, the excellent Filton Concert Brass Band will join us in the town square and we will all be under the watchful eye of our parade marshal Charles Brickley.
This year, our young people are going to tell the story of the First World War Naval Battle of Jutland, marking its centenary, as well as incorporating the traditional elements of Remembrance. We would like to extend an invitation to all members of our community to attend the ceremony and you are also very welcome to lay a wreath or cross at the memorial.
Our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will once again be giving the war memorial its annual spring-clean and helping with the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by decorating the Willow Brook Centre and inviting the public to help them create a poppy “tree” in the foyer.
More information: Map of the parade route
Local Remembrance parades and ceremonies
- Bradley Stoke: Sunday 13th November – Parade from the Jubilee centre at 10.30am. Ceremony in the town square at 10.45am
- Stoke Gifford: Sunday 13th November – Ceremony at the cenotaph, North Road at 10.15am followed by services at St Michael’s Church and Rock Lane Baptist Church at 11am
- Patchway: Sunday 20th November – Parade from the car park near Coniston Medical Practice at 10.30am sharp followed by Remembrance service at the war memorial in Scott Park
Photo: Bradley Stoke Remembrance Day ceremony 2015.
This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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