By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.
Members of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group are busy preparing for the town’s annual Remembrance parade and ceremony on Sunday 10th November. We are expecting record numbers of parade participants again this year with ten other local youth groups joining us. Our own Scout group will, of course, have all its sections represented and will be joined by the Trident and Solar Explorer Units, 1st Little Stoke Scout Group, 1st Stokeway Rainbows, 1st Bradley Stoke Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, 2nd Bradley Stoke Brownies, 2nd Winterbourne Brownies and 1st Little Stoke Brownies.
Representatives from our local town and county councils will be present and the Reverend Paul Hinckley will be representing the churches of Bradley Stoke.
Once again, the excellent Filton Concert Brass band will join us in the town square to complement our own Scout marching band who will be accompanying the parade.
This year, our young people are going to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Ahead of the event, our Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Explorer Scouts will be giving the war memorial its annual wash and brush-up while helping with the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. We will also once again be making window displays for the Willow Brook Centre main entrance.
We would like to extend an invitation to all members of our community to attend the ceremony. You are very welcome to lay a wreath or cross at the memorial (a small sand box will be put out next to the memorial nearer the day).
Please note: The bus stop at the Willow Brook Centre will be temporarily relocated to the front of Boots for the morning. Traffic in and around the parade route from the Jubilee Centre to the town square will be temporarily halted while the parade moves through the town. We apologise in advance for any disruption this may cause and respectfully ask that members of the public remain patient while our volunteers keep our young people safe. This is not a military parade and as such timings and parade content may vary on the day.
More information: Map of the parade route
Local Remembrance parades and ceremonies
- Bradley Stoke: Sunday 10th November – Parade from the Jubilee Centre at 10.30am. Ceremony in the town square from 10.45am.
- Stoke Gifford: Sunday 10th November – Ceremony at the cenotaph, North Road at 10.15am followed by church services at the St Michael’s Centre and Rock Lane Baptist Church.
- Patchway: Sunday 17th 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: Remembrance ceremony in the town square (2018).
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 19). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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