North Lincolnshire commemorates Armed Forces past and present

Council News
11:31, Thursday, 11th November 2021

North Lincolnshire will honour the fallen at this years’ Remembrance Sunday on 14 November starting with a military parade.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, gatherings across the country were cancelled last year and in North Lincolnshire, residents were encouraged to ‘remember at home’ with a doorstep silence and window poppy displays.

This year, the parade will assemble outside the Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe at 10.10am. Those wishing to take part can meet at The Royal in Scunthorpe for tea and coffee at 9am or gather outside the Baths Hall from 10am.

The parade, with uniformed groups, veterans and organisations taking part, will make its way down Doncaster Road to the Cenotaph outside North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road. The service led by Reverend Canon Philip Brent of St Lawrence Church, Scunthorpe, will start at 10.45am and there will be the Act of Remembrance and a two-minute silence at 11am, followed by wreath laying at the Cenotaph.

Aerial photograph of the cenotaph at North Lincolnshire Museum

Considering ongoing concerns about the high local Covid-19 infection rate and the welfare of older veterans, the parade and service will be held entirely outdoors.

Those attending are reminded of hands – face – space to ensure they keep safe and well.

North Lincolnshire Council has worked with members of the Royal British Legion Scunthorpe Branch and 146 Divisional Support Company REME to prepare this years’ Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

Free parking is available in town centre car parks. Please note road closures will be in place on Doncaster Road, Oswald Road, Vicarage Gardens and Exeter Road on the day from 10am to 12pm

Cllr Peter Clark, Mayor of North Lincolnshire, will join the parade and lay a wreath on the Cenotaph on behalf of North Lincolnshire.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Despite commemorating Remembrance Day in a different way last year, it highlighted the true community spirit of North Lincolnshire and the gratitude we all have for our Armed Forces.

“It is wonderful to see the parade and service return this year with the military at the helm.   The armed forces have protected us for many, many years and it is only right that we commemorate them and thank them for all they have done and still do.”