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This Sunday (12th November): Scouts invite all to Remembrance parade and ceremony

Posted on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 9:22 pm by SH (Editor)

Marching band of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group in the 2016 Remembrance Day parade.

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 12th November. We are expecting record numbers of parade participants again this year with 11 local youth groups taking part. Our own Scout group will, of course, have all its sections represented and will be joined by 1st Stokeway Rainbows, St John Ambulance Cadets, 2nd Bradley Stoke Brownies, 3rd Wallscourt Farm Scout Group, 1st Bradley Stoke Rainbows, 2nd Stoke Lodge Brownies, South West Winterguard Academy, Trident Explorer Unit, 37th Squadron (Frampton Cotterell) Air Training Cadets and the 1st Little Stoke Scout Group. Representatives from our local town and county councils will be represented 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 square to complement our own Scout marching band, which will be accompanying the parade.

Remembrance Day poster 2017.

This year, our young people are going to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele from the First World War and mark the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn. We will also hear from some of our Scouts who visited the D-Day beaches in Normandy on their summer camp.

Our Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will also be giving the war memorial its annual wash and brush-up, helping with the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal and making large poppy window displays to decorate the foyer of the Willow Brook Centre.

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to attend the ceremony on Sunday 12th November and 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).

More information: Map of the parade route

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Remembrance Sunday in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Thursday 8th December 2016 at 6:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Marching band of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group in the 2016 Remembrance Day parade.

By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

The 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group were once again proud to organise this year’s Remembrance Day parade and ceremony. Attendance numbers were larger than ever following the group’s latest expansion and then an equally impressive number of other youth groups joining with us again. Young members from the Trident Explorers Unit, 1st Little Stoke Scout Group, 3rd Wallscourt Farm Scout Group, 1st Bradley Stoke Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, 1st Stokeway Rainbows, 2nd Stoke Lodge Brownies, the South West Winterguard Academy and Creation Twirlers Majorettes. We were also incredibly proud to introduce our new Marching Band (the creation of which became possible after winning a Vodafone Community Connection Award supported by the Journal). They proudly led the parade from the Jubilee Centre under the watchful eye of band master Richard Shepherd and expert band instructor George Bettesworth. Many of them had only just started to learn their instruments this year!

Given the scale of the parade, a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ safety preparation was undertaken by group volunteer Dave Calloway, who worked tirelessly with PC Jamie Shiels and his police team to ensure the safety of all our parade participants. Many of our executive support team and parents helped to marshal the route – many thanks to all of you.

South Gloucestershire and Bradley Stoke councils were represented by Cllr Roger Avenin and Mayor Elaine Hardwick. The ceremony was also supported by parade marshal Charles Brickley and the Rev Paul Hinckley. The fabulous Filton Concert Brass Band once again provided a beautiful selection of music and another perfect performance of The Last Post from trumpeter Joe Marsden. Our thanks also to Ben Walker who timed the two minute silence for us. For the first time this year, everything was streamed live on Bradley Stoke Radio to reach an even wider audience. Many thanks to the radio team.

More: Young people tell the story of the Battle of Jutland »

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This Sunday: Scouts invite all to Remembrance parade and ceremony

Posted on Saturday 12th November 2016 at 2:31 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Remembrance Day Parade 2015.

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.

Remembrance Day poster 2016.

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

More: Full details of local Remembrance parades and ceremonies »

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This Sunday: Scouts invite all to Remembrance parade and ceremony

Posted on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 9:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony 2014.

By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

Our Scout group and the Willow Brook Centre are busy preparing for the annual Remembrance parade and ceremony on Sunday 8th November. This year will see more participants than ever before as our Scout group has expanded considerably and we have also had more interest from other local youth groups.

Bradley Stoke Remembrance parade on Sunday 8th November 2015.

The groups who have confirmed their attendance so far are 1st Bradley Stoke Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, 2nd Stoke Lodge Brownies, South West Winterguard Academy and Creation Twirlers Majorettes.

Representatives from our local town and county councils and the Reverend Paul Hinckley will also be in attendance. The excellent Filton Concert Brass band will join us in the square, providing beautiful musical accompaniment. We will all be under the watchful eye of our parade marshal Charles Brickley.

This year, our young people are going to pay a special tribute to the Battle of Britain to commemorate its 75th anniversary, 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.

The large windows of Boots and the main Willow Brook Centre entrance will be decorated with large collage poppies that have been made by our young people and other members of the local community.

More: Details of all the local Remembrance events »

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