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PARADES, services and the laying of wreaths will mark Remembrance Sunday next weekend, with commemorative events planned throughout the area. Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday coincide this year, meaning all remembrance events will take place on Sunday
PARADES, services and the laying of wreaths will mark Remembrance Sunday next weekend, with commemorative events planned throughout the area.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday coincide this year, meaning all remembrance events will take place on Sunday November 11.
In Dunmow, a memorial service will be conducted at the war memorial on the High Street at about 10.50am, followed by a short journey down to the United Reformed Church on New Street where a second service will be conducted by the Rev David Ainge.
In Saffron Walden, there will be a short commemorative service held at the war memorial at the top of the High Street shortly before 11am, to incorporate the two-minute silence on the hour.
A parade will then process from the memorial down to St Mary's Church, where a service will be held.
Police appeal to members of the public and residents of roads affected by the parade to avoid parking their cars in roads that will be used - letters will be sent out to residents living in the streets concerned, these are London Road, High Street, Church Street, Church Path, King Street, Market Place and Market Street.
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Some delays are possible due to road closures, but diversions are expected to keep disruption to a minimum.
Sgt Ashley Seymour said: "I apologise for any inconvenience these measures may cause but would ask for people's co-operation on a day that has great importance to many people."
In Stansted, a parade will travel from the top of Chapel Hill down to the war memorial at St John's Church at about 10.30am.
A two-minute silence, the laying of wreaths and acts of remembrance will follow, before a service in the church.
The Remembrance Day event in Sawston is traditionally one of the largest in the region.
Paul Mann, chairman of the Sawston and Pampisford branch, said: "The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on November 11 at Cambridge Corn Exchange has been cancelled at very short notice, disappointing hundreds of veterans and their relatives.
"But at Sawston it is expected that more than 1000 people of all ages will be attending a service at the war memorial to honour those who sacrificed their lives."
A service will be held in St Mary's Church in Sawston at 9.15am, conducted by Rev Giles Kendall. Following the service, the vicar and congregation and process to the war memorial where a brief remembrance service will be held at 10.45am.
The John Paxton School in Link Road will also host a service at 10am, conducted by Rev Catherine Ball and attended by clubs and organisations in the village.
Sawston Youth Group Band will then lead the congregation down to the war memorial for the 10.45am service.
Mr Mann said: "We could not disappoint the people of Sawston as the County Association have done in Cambridge.