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North Somerset to remember those who died in World War One

PUBLISHED: 17:23 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:37 07 November 2017

Clevedon Remembrance parade.

Clevedon Remembrance parade.


Remembrance services will be held across North Somerset this weekend to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the two world wars.

Clevedon Remembrance parade, Clevedon Army Cadets Clevedon Remembrance parade, Clevedon Army Cadets

North Somerset will fall silent on Saturday and Sunday to remember those who have served for their country.

From Clevedon right up to Flax Bourton, people will show their respect for the fallen as well as those who are still defending the UK.

Several towns and villages will hold processions through the streets with cadets, scouts, cubs, guides and veterans leading the way.

Here are some of the services taking place in North Somerset:

Clevedon Remembrance parade, WW II navy veteran 92-year-old 'Shinner' Wright with daughter Jackie, grand son Jonathan and great grand son Robin. Clevedon Remembrance parade, WW II navy veteran 92-year-old 'Shinner' Wright with daughter Jackie, grand son Jonathan and great grand son Robin.

– A two-minute silence will be held at the Backwell war memorial, in Church Lane, on Saturday. People will start assembling at 10.50am.

– The Royal British Legion will hold a remembrance service at 11am on Saturday in Queens Square in Clevedon.

The parade will start at Salthouse Fields at 2.30pm to St Andrew’s Church, in Old Church Road, for a 3pm service.

– A remembrance service will be held at Flax Bourton’s St Michael and All Angel’s Church, in Main Road, on Sunday at 4pm.

– Portishead Town Remembrance Service will be held at St Peter’s Church which is the home of the town’s war memorial.

The service will start at 10.50am and will include a two-minute silence.

The service follows on from the parade through the High Street.

– On Remembrance Day itself at 11am there is an Act of Remembrance in the Precinct on the High Street.

– An act of remembrance will be on Sunday at Clapton-in-Gordano’s St Michael’s Church.

– A remembrance service will be held on Clevedon Pier at 11am on Sunday when maroons will be fired to mark a two-minute silence.

There will be an optional walk from The Black Horse, leaving at 10.25am, for a service at 10.45 am.

Royal British Legion poppy organiser for Clevedon, Phyllis Blackwell, said: “When you think of the millions of people who gave up their lives in the war, it is important that we commemorate them.

“It is important for the young people to be taught about the sacrifices which were made to allow them to have the life they have.

“It is history and we read now about young people not knowing about the wars but they need to know about them in order for them to learn from them so it does not happen again.”

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