Doncaster to fall silent for Remembrance Sunday

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Doncaster will fall silent today for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying ceremony at the town’s war memorial.

Veterans, dignitaries and members of the public will gather at the War Memorial on Bennetthorpe for the moving service, which this year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The short service will get under way at around 10.45am before the traditional two minute silence at 11am.

It will be followed by the annual parade to Doncaster Minster for the Remembrance Sunday service, with Mayor Ros Jones taking the salute from the steps of the Mansion House.

The Remembrance Service will get under way at 11.45am with civic representatives and the Armed Forces parading through the town centre to the Minster.

Prayers and the two-minute silence will be offered at the Minster at 10.55am for those unable to attend at the war memorial.

Then, on Armistice Day itself - November 11 - the traditional two minute silence will be led from the steps of the Mansion House.