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Service of Remembrance to Commemorate 100 Years Since the End of World War One

7 November 2018

Eastbourne will remember all those who have lost their lives in wartime conflict as part of its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November taking place at the War Memorial. The service will also commemorate the centenary anniversary marking the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Service in EastbourneBeginning with a parade led by representatives from the military, ex-service personnel, emergency services and other organisations, departing from Terminus Road at 10.25am and then heading along Cornfield Road towards the war memorial.

Further along the parade route they will then be joined by the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Gill Mattock together with Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd and representatives from Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council.

Upon their arrival at the memorial, the thanksgiving service will be conducted by Father David Charles with musical accompaniment from the Eastbourne Citadel Salvation Army Band and the Scottish Pipe Band. The service will also include a two minutes’ silence at 11am and the official wreath laying.

The commemoration event will then conclude with the continuation of the parade by ex-military personnel past the war memorial via South Street.

To facilitate the event a number of road closures will be put in place between 10am and 1pm in the town centre. The closures will then be removed once the event is finished.

The service on 11 November will mark the end of a series of events and exhibits commemorating the end of WW1. This includes a range of pavement panels located across the town displaying the stories of 130 of the soldiers who fought in WW1 and an outdoor twilight projection, each evening from 5 November, at the Town Hall displaying the faces of Eastbourne soldiers who died in the Great War.

A full list of the all the events to mark Armistice Day can be viewed at www.HeritageEastbourne.co.uk

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