Remembrance events

1:43pm - 05 November 2020

Marking Remembrance Day will be different this year given the restrictions imposed by Covid-19.

The Government has confirmed that Remembrance Sunday events can go ahead providing certain criteria are met - information is available at GOV.UK and search for 'Remembrance Sunday'.

Weston Town Council will be broadcasting a recording of the ceremony on Sunday 8 November on their Facebook and YouTube channels. It will consist of the last post, a two-minute silence, prayers and the playing of the national anthem. There will be no parade from the High Street and no march-off. People are encouraged to take part from home as there will be no public gathering at the park. 

North Somerset Council is flying British Legion flags at both the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare and its Castlewood offices in Clevedon as well as displaying the 'Tommy' silhouettes at each site for the next two weeks.

Vice Chairman of North Somerset Council, Cllr Richard Westwood, will be one of a number of dignitaries laying a wreath on the GWR Poppy Train which will collect wreaths at stations along its route to Paddington before they are all laid at the Paddington war memorial for 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Cllr Westwood said: "While we may not be able to honour the fallen and all who have served our nation in the usual way this year, it does not mean that we cannot pause to remember their great sacrifices.

"I hope that everyone will still wear their poppy this year and observe the two minute silence on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

"The laying of wreaths on the train to Paddington is a wonderfully symbolic gesture - one that I am proud to support on behalf of the residents of North Somerset and especially poignant for me given my family's connection through working on the railway. 

"We will remember them."