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Thu, 10/11/2016

Members of Bath & North East Somerset Council will be attending remembrance services on Sunday to pay tribute to those injured or killed in wars.

The Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Tim Warren, and Chief Executive Ashley Ayre will join members of the Royal British Legion for a service of remembrance at Bath’s war memorial at the entrance to Royal Victoria Park from 10.30am. They will lay a wreath on behalf of the Council at the ceremony.

The Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Councillor Alan Hale, will attend the Remembrance Parade and church service at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Keynsham, at 9am. He will also attend the Radstock Remembrance Service from 2pm.

Vice Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Councillor Cherry Beath, will take part in the Midsomer Norton Remembrance Service at St John’s Church, High Street, Midsomer Norton, from 10.50am.

Councillor Tim Warren and Councillor Martin Veal, Cabinet Member for Community Services, will be attending the Remembrance Service at Bath Abbey from 3pm.

Councillor Alan Hale, Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “It’s very important that we hold events to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday to honour those who were killed or injured fighting for their country. Many suffered greatly and witnessed atrocities which most of us, thankfully, cannot relate to.

“This is an important time for the whole nation and the people of Bath and North East Somerset to remember those who gave their lives so gallantly and also to remember those who lost their lives in the Bath Blitz in 1942.”

The annual Remembrance Day service at Haycombe Cemetery will take place on Friday 11th November from 10.45am until 11am.

Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Bereavement Services Team, the service will be held on the grassed area between the Cross of Sacrifice and the Blitz graves and will incorporate a two minute silence.

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