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Residents urged to be part of Droitwich Remembrance parade

Droitwich Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS and organisations which want to take part in this year’s Droitwich Remembrance Sunday parade are being urged to attend a special meeting this week.

The annual commemorations, which are being run by the town’s Royal British Legion and Rotary Club, will be held on November 9.

Ahead of the event, a committee has been set up to organise this year’s parade and a meeting is being held at the Cadet Centre, Heritage Way, at 7pm on Wednesday (October 1) to discuss the arrangements and the timings of the parade.

In the new line up of organisers, Rotarian Mel Bates will manage the overall events with Katherine Holmes responsible for all activities connected with the wreaths.

Rotarian Sian Griffiths will co-ordinate the selling of the poppies and Paul Wilde, assisted by Janet Staley, takes over as parade organiser.

This year’s Remembrance commemorations will be more special because of 2014 being 100 years since the start of the First World War.

There will also be added poignancy in Droitwich after Spa soldier Pvt William Henry Goddard, who died in the 1914-18 conflict, had his name finally added to the war memorial in Victoria Square earlier in the year.

Over 55 wreaths have already been taken up by groups and organisations and there are still even more if people want to pay their respects.

Those wanting to find out more about having a wreath can email katherine@forgetmenotweddings.co.uk or call Katherine from Forget-me-not Wedding and Events on 01905 921557.

There are a range of wreaths available, with just a small donation needed to cover production and delivery costs.

Anyone wanting to find out more should call Paul Wilde on 07912 341757.

Those who cannot make the meeting but want a copy of the plan for this year’s parade should email oc.2516@aircadets.org

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