Remembrance Day Parade.

This year's Cross of Remembrance outside Bath Abbey's West Door.
This years Cross of Remembrance outside Bath Abbey’s West Door.

Much of the city centre will be closed off for the morning’s Remembrance Day parade in which the Mayor – the 786th First Citizen of the city – will be taking part.

It will start with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Royal Victoria Park at which the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Malcolm Less, will inspect the parade.

That’s at 10.55 am for ll am. Later the parade forms up in Milsom Street around 2pm to march past the Guildhall Steps at 2.30.

This will be followed by the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday Service at Bath Abbey from 3 to 4 pm.

Meanwhile on Monday, November 11th  maroons will be fired from the Parade Gardens to mark the beginning and the end of the two minute silence to remember those who died in the service of their country.

The two minute silence will be incorporated into a short service held outside the west door of Bath Abbey. Standard bearers from the Royal British Legion will be located there in the area filled now by the Cross of Remembrance. The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Malcolm Lees, will also be present.

The Bath United Services Association will be holding a wreath laying ceremony at 11am at War memorial, Firs Field, Combe Down. The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ian Gilchrist, will attend on behalf of the Mayor.

Bath and North East Somerset’s Bereavement Services will be holding a Remembrance Service at the Cross of Remembrance at Haycombe Cemetery at 10.45am