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Cambridge City Council

Two civic events as city comes together to mark Remembrance Sunday

8 November 2023

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Cambridge will be representing the city at events to mark Remembrance Sunday this year.

On Sunday 12 November shortly before 11am, the Mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood, will be part of a procession from Station Road to the war memorial on Hills Road, where a wreath will be laid. Representatives of different organisations, including the Armed Forces and the Royal British Legion, will then take part in a commemorative service at the memorial.

At the same time, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Baiju Thittala Varkey, will join a procession to the county, city and University of Cambridge’s annual service of remembrance at Great St Mary’s Church.

Both services will pause at 11am for two minutes’ silence which will be observed across the country.

Cllr Gawthrope Wood said: “It will be a privilege to represent the city of Cambridge to mark Remembrance Sunday. I hope people will be able to take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by so many of their fellow Cambridge residents –  and to keep in their thoughts all people who have been affected by wars and conflict, and continue to be affected today.”                                                        

Residents can also listen to live coverage of the Remembrance event from 10.30am on Sunday on Cambridge 105 Radio via the radio station’s website