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15,000 hand-made poppies are currently part of a commemorative installation outside Hertford Castle

This year, November 11th marks exactly 100 years since the declaration of the end of the fighting between Allied Forces and Germany in 1918.

BOB fm will join Hertfordshire in a national two minute silence to remember all those who've died or been seriously injured in conflict - both past and present.

But, where can you join special services across the county?


There will be a Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at 10.30am, with the Mayor of Stevenage Mayor, council members, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other dignitaries gathering at the Bowling Green, in Old Town High Street.

The parade members will move from the Primett Road car park (behind Waitrose) at 10.15am to the War Memorial on the Bowling Green. The Service of Remembrance will commence at 10.30am, with the laying of wreaths following immediately after the service.

Please note: To make way for the Remembrance parade, the following roads will be closed between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Sunday 11 November.

- High Street southbound between Lytton Way/North Road junction and north side of the High Street/Albert Street  junction
- Hitchin Road from its junction with Martins Way roundabout to its junction with Lytton Way
- Walkern Road from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with High Street
- Drapers Way

Prior to the parade at 6am next to Stevenage Ware Memorial, Pipe Major Hamish MacLeod will join over 1,000 lone pipers playing “Battle’s O’er, a traditional Scottish air played after a battle, outside cathedrals and other individual locations throughout the country and overseas.

Then, at 6.55pm - Stevenage War Memorial. “The Last Post”, Lead Bugler, Civilian Instructor George Bollen of Training Ship Andromeda will join more than 1,000 buglers throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Followed by “The Tribute to the Millions” read by Councillor John Lloyd, The Tribute is specially written for the occasion.

7pm - WW1 “Beacons of Light” will be lit by three young service cadets in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

7.05pm - “Ringing out for Peace” over 1,000 churches and cathedrals will ring their bells organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.


Remembrance Day will be commemorated by special services held across the borough including Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Hatfield Hyde, Welwyn village, Northaw and Cuffley and North Mymms on Sunday 11th November.

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon, accompanied by Deputy Lieutenant Mr Anthony Chapman and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Director Nick Long, will be attending a service at the Howardsgate Memorial in Welwyn Garden City at 10:50am. The service starts with a parade from The Campus to the town centre, with representatives from all of the services, ex-servicemen and women and youth organisations. The parade, organised by the Royal British Legion and WHBC, will be accompanied by the Welwyn Garden City Town Band.

In Welwyn, there will be a parade from the car park in Ottway Walk, along London Road and High Street to the Memorial where there will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10.50am followed by a Short Service of Remembrance in St. Mary's Church.  The ceremony will be attended by WHBC Deputy Leader Councillor Tony Kingsbury, and WHBC Director Ka Ng.

There will also be a number of special events to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, 'Battle's Over', including a poppy trail starting at the War memorial in Hollybush Lane, Hatfield, ending at the war grave commemorating Reggie Wren, located at the churchyard at St Mary Magdalene Church. The trail begins after the service at Hatfield Hyde.

The trail will comprise 22 large poppies, each bearing the name of a fallen soldier in the centre - one for each of the 22 men named on the War Memorial who lost their lives during World War 1.

Bagpipes will play at Campus West at 6am, and Bugler will play at 6:55pm, followed by the beacons being lit on the 5th floor of Campus West, and church bells ringing out in Welwyn Hatfield, all to mark the Battle's Over.

All services start at approximately 10.50am, with the exception of the Hatfield Hyde service, which starts at 2.50pm.

A service will also be held at the War Memorial in Harmer Green Lane, Welwyn, which will be attended by Welwyn Parish Councillors and members of Digswell Village Church. The service begins at 12:30pm, and includes wreath laying.


There will be a Sunrise Act of Remembrance at the War Grave Cemetery off the Great North Road commencing at 7am on Sunday 11th November 2018.

- Parking has been arranged at Hatfield House visitors carpark (St George’s Gate, AL9 5HX) please follow the poppies to the entrance to the War Graves, we will put up a parking sign to show the way. Alternatively people can park on the Great North Road, cones and staff in Hi-Viz jackets will mark the area, but please be aware that cars and lorries drive very fast along this stretch of the Great North Rd.

Also on Sunday 11th November, a Parade will start from the Red Lion Pub traffic Lights, Great North Rd (AL9 5EU) at 10.45am. Following this the Service of Remembrance will be held in the Memorial Gardens, followed by the laying of wreaths. Parking is available in the Station car park AL9 5AB.

Everyone is then invited to follow the Clergy and parade into the grounds of Hatfield House, along the North Avenue up to the steps of Hatfield House for a short service which is similar to events at the end of World War 1.


"Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" is being held outside Hertford Castle. WW1 images will be projected on Hertford Castle Gatehouse, with a beacon lighting ceremony at 7pm. Entertainment will be provided by North London Military Wives Choir.

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A Remembrance Sunday parade will start at Kibes Lane at 2pm, before a Church service at St Mary’s until 15:30. Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial, before a march back to Kibes Lane.

A number of road closures will be in place.


A beacon is being lit during St Albans Remembrance Day Service for Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

It will be one of hundreds of Beacons of Light being lit across the country at 7pm on Sunday 11 November.

The evening service will bring to an end a day of events in St Albans organised as part of the national tribute to the millions killed and wounded in battle.

St Albans Cathedral and St Albans Museum & Gallery will be illuminated in red during the evening to mark 100 years since the day the guns fell silent. 'There But Not There' Tommy silhouettes, representing the fallen, will also be on display at both locations as well as at the war memorial near St Peter's Church.

The day-long commemorations begin at 6am with a lone piper playing 'When the Battle's O'er' at the West End of St Albans Cathedral. Nationwide, 1,000 pipers will play this traditional tune just before dawn breaks, heralding the start of the 'Battle's Over, A Nation's Tribute'.

Everyone is then invited to join the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans to mark the two-minute silence at 11am at the war memorial near St Peter's Church. This will be an informal gathering at the war memorial at the top of St Peters' Street, with no road closures.

The commemoration will culminate in the evening with the annual St Albans Remembrance Day Service and Parade, timed to coincide with the national beacon lighting.

Large poppies are being tied to lamp posts along St Peter's Street ready for the Remembrance Day Parade which will start outside the former BHS store from 6.30pm. The parade will then proceed to the war memorial near St Peter's Church for the beginning of the multi-faith remembrance service at 6.45pm.

Representatives from HMS St Albans, the Royal British Legion, air, sea and army cadets, the Guiding and Scout movements and the police will take part in the parade. They will be joined by Honorary Aldermen, Councillors from County, District, Town and Parish Councils and leaders of the main faiths. The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Rosemary Farmer, will also attend, dressed in official robes, and accompanied by her Macebearer.

To begin the service, a bugler from St Albans Scouts dressed in period costume will sound the 'All Clear'. During the service, tea-lights representing the soldiers from St Albans who lost their lives in the First World War will be extinguished. St Albans Rocks and the Royal British Legion are also creating a line of poppy rocks in remembrance of the City's fallen for a display at the war memorial.

St Peter's Choir will be singing during the service and pupils from Heathlands School for deaf children will be signing 'I vow to thee my Country' for the service.

The beacon lighting at 7pm will then mark the start of a national two-minute silence to remember those who were killed or wounded in battle during the First World War.

There will also be another beacon lighting in St Albans at Highfield Park in Highfield Lane at the same time.

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