09 November 2021
Poppy field

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day or sometimes Poppy Day, is commemorated every year on and around the 11 November.

This year Armistice Day is on Thursday, 11 November and it marks the day World War One ended in 1918 - "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month".

A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. There is also Remembrance Sunday every year and this year it falls on Sunday, 14 November.



The Remembrance Parade and service is on Sunday 14 November. The parade starts at 2:30pm from Winchester House School followed by a Service of Remembrance at Brackley War Memorial at 3pm.


The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade and Service will take place in Daventry on Sunday 14 November 2021. The parade will commence at 10:30am outside the Argos store on Daventry High Street. The parade will then proceed along the High Street to Abbey Street before finishing at the War Memorial where a short service will be held to include the calling of the Roll of Honour and laying of wreaths.

Members of the public are also invited to attend a 11:30am Remembrance Day service at the Holy Cross Church after the parade, led by Daventry Churches Together. Due to the ongoing pandemic the church will be restricting numbers and have requested everyone wear a face covering on entering until seated.


The Royal British Legion Duston & District Branch is holding a service of Remembrance at St Luke's Church, Duston on Sunday 14 November at 10:00am.


An act of homage will take place on Thursday 11 November 10:45am at Kettering War Memorial. Local school children are encouraged to join the Mayor of Kettering at this short service. 

On Sunday 14 November there is a full Parade and Service from the Market Place to the War Memorial. Muster at 2pm and the Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor will be taking the salute at the March Past.


Northampton Town Council will be leading Remembrance Day Commemorations on Sunday 14 November in the Town Centre with a Parade, Civic Procession and Services at All Saints Church and the Town Centre Memorial Garden.

The Parade, starting at the top of Abington Street at 9:30am, will include local military units, The Royal British Legion, Veteran's and Cadets as well as other local community groups. The Divine Service at All Saints Church will begin at 10:00am. Visitors are recommended to contact the Church to make sure a seat is reserved as some social distancing measures will remain in effect.

Following the service, the public are invited to gather safely near the Memorial Garden where the last post will be performed and wreaths from local Dignitaries and community groups will be laid accompanied by Abington Wind Band. The Parade will then march past The Guildhall where the Lord Lieutenant Mr James Saunders Watson Esq and The Mayor of Northampton Town Cllr Rufia Ashraf will receive the salute. The Memorial Garden will remain open for the public to pay their respects.

Attendees on the day are recommended to observe sensible social distancing measures. For those who are unable to attend, the Service will be streamed live from All Saints Church and can be viewed on the Northampton Town Council Facebook page and the All Saints Church Facebook page.


The Oundle Branch of the Royal British Legion will lead the remembrance service for Oundle held at the Oundle War Memorial on 14 November 2021, form up 2:15pm start 2:30pm. Wreath laying and service of remembrance, with support from the CCF of Oundle school accompanied by the school band and Prince William School ACF.


There will be a service at 11am on Thursday 11 November Armistice Day at the new External War Memorial, attended by the Town Mayor, The Royal British Legion and Year 6 pupils from Thrapston Primary School.

On Sunday 14 November there will a Remembrance service at the External War Memorial starting at 11:00am. Following this is the Walk of Remembrance to Oundle Road Cemetery, to place Crosses of Remembrance on the five war graves of Thrapston men who died in both World Wars.

In the afternoon a Parade will assemble outside the Fire Station at 2:45pm, proceed up the High Street and enter the churchyard via "The Slabs" and then into St James Church for the 3pm Remembrance Service.


There will be Remembrance services at St Lawrence Church at 10:50am and at St Bartholomew's in Greens Norton at 10:45am, with the Royal British Legion laying wreaths at the town's war memorial.

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