Barry Remembrance Day parade plans
12:02pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
BARRY Town Council has announced the details of this year’s Remembrance Day parade which takes place on Sunday, November 10.
Recent years have seen large crowds attending the outdoor ceremony at the Cenotaph, a reflection of recent military conflicts and that younger people are engaging with its significance.
A Barry Town Council spokesman explained: “Organisations are requested to assemble at King Square at 10am and the procession will begin at 10.30am.
“The parade marshal will organise the line-up, and police vehicles will be at the head and rear of the parade.”
The march heads down Holton Road and pauses at the Civic Office at 10.40am to lay wreaths at the Merchant Navy memorial.
The parade then goes on to Gladstone Road and the Cenotaph. Standard bearers and civic VIPs can break off and turn into the Bedwas Hall entrance of the Memorial Hall and Theatre to collect their wreaths.
The wreaths will be laid at the foot of the Cenotaph, and the Last Post will sound at 11am.
Father Ben Andrews will officiate at the Remembrance Day Service.
The town council spokesman added: “In the event of poor weather conditions, the parade will still take place, assembling at 10am at King Square. It is at the discretion of all organisations taking part as to whether they wish to march in wet conditions.”