President of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion, John Carvey, at the war memorial

Uckfield Armistice Day Remembrance at 11-11-11

Uckfield people fell silent at 11am this morning (November 11) in a service of Remembrance.

Around 60 people gathered at Uckfield War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance.

They joined members of the Royal British Legion, civic leaders and pupils from Holy Cross school for a service led by Fr John Wall, priest-in-charge, who was joined by the Rev Christian Mitchell, curate.

Fr John Wall and children of Hiolky Cross school observe the silence

Fr John Wall and children of HolyCross school observe the silence

11-11-11 2016

A wreath was placed on the memorial by the president of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion, John Carvey.

Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood, attended.

A maroon was fired to mark the beginning and end of the two minutes’ silence.

Children from Holy Cross school placed Poppies on the memorial at the end of the period of silence.

Many business in Uckfield also observed the silence at 11am.

The ceremonies at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month (11-11-11) mark the time when a ceasefire came into force and World War 1 ended at 11am on November 11, 1918. It was known as Armistice Day.

The Remembrance Bonfire at East Hoathly takes place tommorrow (November 12). Parking in and around the village is limited to 400 spaces.

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Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance Parade and Service will be held at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, on Sunday.

A parade will form at the north end of the Luxford Field car park and will walk to the service via Civic Approach, the High Street and Church Street.

After the serivce and laying of wreaths, the parade will re-form and return to the Luxford Field car park  via Library Way, where the Mayor of Uckfield, Cllr Louise Eastwood, will take the salute.

The deputy leader of Wealden District Council, Cllr Claire Dowling, will represent the council at the service.


2pm: Guests and participants meet at the Luxford Field car park
2.25pm: Parade forms
2.35pm: Parade moves off
3pm: Service of Remembrance at Holy Cross Church
3.50pm: Wreath laying at the war memorial and the playing of the Last Post
4.10pm: Parade re-forms and returns to Luxford Field car park

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