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Arrangements for Remembrance Sunday 8 November 2020

There is no public service at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells this year.

Like so many national events this year changes are being made to how Remembrance Sunday will be marked.

In Royal Tunbridge Wells on Remembrance Sunday there will be a short service with only a few invited guests attending. There will be no singing, march past or Mayor’s reception and members of the public are being asked not to attend.

Just two wreaths will be laid, one by the Mayor and the other by President of the Tunbridge Wells Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Joy Podbury said:

Paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts is very important, and so it is with deep sadness that I am making this extraordinary request and asking people not to attend the service at the War Memorial this year.

Watch at home

You will be able to watch proceedings online at home as the scaled-back event is being live streamed. Details of how to watch and a copy of the Order of Service will be on this website shortly before 8 November.

Show your support

To support the Poppy Appeal this year, we are encouraging people to donate online and follow the suggestion of the Royal British Legion and display a poppy picture in their window. Perhaps children might like to colour in a poppy picture to display?

Download a poppy picture, in full colour or ready for colouring in, and show your support for the Armed Forces community on The Royal British Legion’s website.

Photographs of window displays can be emailed to and we will share them on the Mayor’s social media.

The plan is being reviewed regularly and will be updated as appropriate if government guidelines change.