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Remembrance 2023

Armistice Day Saturday 11 November and Remembrance Sunday 12 November 2023

Armistice Day

The Mayor, Councillor Hugh Patterson, will be joining representatives of the Royal British Legion at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 11 November from 10.45am to commemorate the Armistice. There will be a short ceremony and the traditional two minutes’ silence will be marked by the sounding of maroons at 11am.
Mount Pleasant Road will be closed for shortly before the ceremony and will remain closed for approximately 30 minutes.
At 11.30am the Mayor will join members of the Royal British Legion who will lay wreaths at the Victoria Cross Grove in Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
All are welcome to these commemorations.

Remembrance Sunday watch live

The service will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend. Watch Remembrance Sunday live.

Remembrance Sunday

You can read the Order of Service.

You are invited to the service of Remembrance, Thanksgiving and Dedication which will take place at 10.45am on Sunday 12 November at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The service will be conducted by Reverend Dr Jeremy Ive, Vicar of Tudeley and Capel with Five Oak Green, Capel United Church, The Mayor’s Chaplain. Wreaths will be laid by members of the civic party, representatives of service organisations, political parties and local groups, and members of the public.

Following the service and laying of wreaths there will be a March Past for Service and other organisations to pay their respects. The Mayor will take the salute from the War Memorial.

Event at Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

At 12.30pm all are invited to attend Tunbridge Wells Cemetery for the Civic Ceremony during which the Mayor will lay wreaths at the four War Memorials in the Cemetery. The first wreath will be laid by the Mayor at the Cross of Sacrifice in the WW2 Garden of Remembrance, followed by other organisations laying their wreaths.

There are 73 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) WW1 war graves, 63 CWGC WW2 war graves and 18 civilian WW2 war graves in the Cemetery.

Traffic and road closures

There will be disruption to traffic in Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre on Sunday 12 November, particularly in the area around the Town Hall. Please be aware that roads may be closed at times from around 10am until approximately midday and on-street parking may be restricted. You are advised to allow extra time for journeys.

Across the borough

Remembrance services will also be taking place in towns and villages across the borough, please see local websites for details.

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