Remembrance Day

Picture courtesy of the British Legion.

Remembrance Day Service

The Mayor, Councillor Harmohinderpal Singh Sohal will be leading the annual Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November, which will commence in the Town Square and conclude at the War Memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Slough.

The timetable for the morning is:

  • 10.45am - Assemble in the Town Square, High Street, Slough
  • 10.50am - Temporary Altar created with drums
  • 10.55am - Drum Head Service commences
  • 11.00am - The Act of Remembrance – Two minute silence
  • 11.05am - Process to St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Slough
    11.15am - Procession arrives at St Mary’s Church
  • 11.25am - Civic Service of Remembrance commences
  • 12noon (approx) - Wreath Laying Ceremony commences.

In the event of inclement weather (pouring rain), there will be no activities in the Town Square and the Service will commence at 10.50am at St Mary’s Church. Attendees should be seated by 10.45am at the latest. The Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial will take place whatever the weather conditions.

All are welcome to attend. For more information contact the Mayor’s Office on 01753 875001 or email mayor@slough.gov.uk

Slough remembers with candlelit event

Residents are being invited to join the Mayor of Slough in a special event to commemorate the 100 years since the end of WW1.

On Sunday 11 November, The Mayor, Councillor Paul Sohal, will be hosting a beacon lighting in Salt Hill Park as part of the national Battle’s Over Beacons of Light commemorations.

As well as the beacon, lead councillors will be reading WW1 poetry and a roll call of everyone from Slough who gave their lives in The Great War. Candles will also be lit to remember the war dead.

Councillor Sohal, said: “On the centenary of Armistice I would like anyone who wants to pay respects to those residents who gave their lives to save ours, to join me in Salt Hill Park as Slough remembers.”

The event starts at 6.45pm, the beacon will be lit at 7pm with poetry and the roll call following. The event will close at around 8pm. Candles will be provided.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “The 100th anniversary event gives us not only time to record and remember what was endured, but also to see beyond the mud and blood of the war.

“It gives time to reflect on the sheer scale of human sacrifice it brought and the bravery of many men and women who fought so there might be peace in their lifetimes and for generations to come.”