SUNDAY will see the sacrifice of the Fallen commemorated at Remembrance Day parades, when the Royal British Legion will also mark its 100th anniversary.

In Ledbury a Remembrance Parade and Service will be held at the War Memorial in the High Street from 10.30am followed by a service at St Michael & All Angels church at 11.15am. Those who cannot attend in person can join the service live online via

The High Street and Church Street will be closed to traffic from 10am to noon.

People also gathered yesterday for a short service and two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day at 11am. 

Furthermore, throughout the week, volunteers have been in the High Street collecting for the RBL Poppy Appeal. On Saturday, a group of Ledbury Maritime Cadets were so successful that they completely sold out of poppies. 

This year’s acts of remembrance are particularly significant as it is the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion’s foundation in 1921. 

It also comes after parades and communal acts of remembrance across the country were cancelled last year due to pandemic restrictions. 

Outside Ledbury, in Bromyard, the Remembrance Sunday Service will be held in St Peter's Church at 10.30am.

In Newent, the parade will muster at the Lake Carpark at 10am before setting off at 10.20 to arrive at St Mary’s Church at 10.35. Welcome and Remembrance starts at 10.45 followed by a two-minute silence at 11am. This will be followed by a Service of Remembrance. 

In Much Marcle, a service at St Bartholomew Church starts at 10.45am.

In Hereford, the Remembrance Day parade will start at 10.30am at the east end of St Owen Street. The service will begin at 11am.

The following weekend, on Saturday, November 20, Holy Trinity Church in Bosbury will host a Concert for All Saints and Remembrance at 7pm. Tickets, including refreshments, are £10 for adults and £5 for children in aid of church funds.

Keen-eyed attendees at Ledbury’s War Memorial may notice extra flower planters placed around the base of the historic monument.

These were put in place due to the potential trip hazard of the drainage system, installed as part of a widely criticised renovation of the site.  

The restoration of the memorial came thanks to former Ledbury resident and Lancaster bomber navigator, Stuart Heaton, who donated £30,622 in 2019.