Roads closed for annual Remembrance Sunday service in Maldon

Father Andrew Appiah from St Mary’s Church will be leading the Remembrance Sunday service.

The ‘Last Post’ will be sounded by a bugler as a reminder of those who have served and lost their lives.

This will be followed by the Exhortation, to be read by the mayor of Maldon, and moment of profound silence, allowing us to reflect on the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women.

The end of the silence will be marked by the ‘Reveille’, signifying the hope of a new day and the enduring spirit of those who served.

Students from The Plume Academy and Maldon Court Preparatory School will read the Kohima Epitaph followed by singing the national anthem and a heartfelt blessing. The event will close with a march past.

A spokesman for Maldon Town Council said: “The service will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

“The drape of poppies will again be displayed on the Moot Hall. It was made by more than sixty volunteers, who attached 5,000 poppies, in a design by the very talented Wendy Munnion.

“A temporary road closure will be enforced in the High Street, which will be closed to all traffic between Market Hill and West Square from 10.00am to 11.45am.

“All traffic will be diverted around the town, via Mill Road, Cross Road and Fambridge Road during this period.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause; the closure is crucial to allow the parade and ceremony to take place.”

The service will be held ay 10.50am on Sunday, November 12 at the War Memorial in Maldon High Street.

The High Street will be closed to vehicles from 10am to provide a safe space for members of the public to gather and pay their respects.

Anyone wishing to lay a wreath should report to the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal at the bus stop outside All Saints Church between 10.30am and 10.45am.