26 October 2016

Remembering the fallen in Brighton, Hove and Portslade

Residents are invited to join veterans and local dignitaries on Remembrance Sunday (November 13)  to remember those who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

In Brighton, serving military personnel, cubs, scouts and guides will parade their colours alongside veterans, who will lay wreaths in memory of fallen friends.  Other services are also taking place across the city and include:

The Brighton service - 11am at the War Memorial on the Old Steine.

The Hove service - 2:30pm at All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove.

The Royal British Legion will continue to co-ordinate the Remembrance Activities in Portslade which will take place at Easthill Park Memorial in Manor Road.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11am at the Easthill Park Memorial.  Please assemble by 10:45 am.

(A full event listing is below.)

This year, the Hove service will take place in its entirety in All Saints Church. This follows a decision by the Remembrance Committee to make the service weatherproof, accessible and more relevant to the community.

A spokesperson for the committee said: “The Remembrance Committee has been considering changes and improvements to the city’s Remembrance Services. We’ve sadly lost quite a number of colleagues and realised things would have to change in order to maintain the dignity and meaning of Remembrance.

“We felt that the least disruptive and most achievable change was to lose the parade in Hove in favour of a more inclusive service at All Saints. We hope those taking part will appreciate why.”

The service will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, the Mayor, VIPs and special guests.

 

Thursday 10 November

11am Blessing in the Garden of Remembrance

War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton

A short service will be held at the War Memorial in the Old Steine, Brighton at 11am, please assemble by 10:50 am.

 

Friday 11 November

11am Armistice Day - two minute silence services

Two minutes silence will be observed and attended by the Mayor at the Hove War Memorial, Grand Avenue, Hove and by the Deputy Mayor at the War Memorial at Old Steine, Brighton at 11am.

 

Sunday 13  November

9am The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  Remembrance Service

The Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial, Regency Square, Brighton.

A short service will be held at 9am, please assemble by 8:55 am

 

Sunday 13 November

11am Brighton Parade and Service - War Memorial, Old Steine

A parade will depart from Madeira Drive towards the Old Steine War Memorial for a Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony beginning at 11:00, please assemble by 10.55 a.m.

 

Sunday 13 November

11am Easthill Park Memorial, Manor Road, Portslade, BN41 2FA

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11.00 am at the Easthill Park Memorial.  Please assemble by 10:45 am.

 

Sunday 13th  November

11am Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road

(North Gate Memorial followed by South Gate Memorial)

A short wreath-laying ceremony will take place first at the North Gate Memorial at 11.00 a.m.,followed by the same ceremony at the South Gate Memorial.

 

Sunday 13 November

2.30pm All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove

All Saints Church for a full Service of Remembrance beginning at 2.30pm

 

Sunday 13 November

4.25pm Brighton & Hove Branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Service

A service will be held at Middle Street Synagogue Holland Road, Hove BN1 1AL

 

Notes to editors

The Remembrance Committee is comprised of representatives of the Royal British Legion, RAFA, the Royal Sussex Regimental Association, local Veterans Organisations and local faith organisations with support from ESFRC, Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council.