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Round-up of Carlisle Remembrance Events

A series of events will be held in the Carlisle area in the build up to Armistice Day.

Laying of Poppy Crosses on War Graves in Carlisle Cemetery (the Service will be held at the Newer War Memorial)

Thursday, 7 November: starting at 10.45am

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman is inviting the public to join her at a short service to lay Poppy Crosses on War Graves in Carlisle Cemetery. This is the culmination of the laying of over 200 crosses ­on every War Grave in the cemetery and a total of 400 in the various cemeteries in Carlisle.

Festival of Remembrance

Friday, 8 November: 7pm

The event will be held at St Cuthbert’s Church and is a ticketed event. Tickets are free of charge and are available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre.

Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning in the Old Town Hall

Saturday, 9 November: 10am – 12noon

All proceeds will go to the Poppy Appeal.

Remembrance Sunday – City Memorial, City Centre (Greenmarket)

Sunday, 10 November: 11am

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman will lead the Remembrance Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony, when the Two Minutes’ Silence will be observed, and a Wreath will be laid by the Mayor. Former servicemen and women are invited to form up at Paternoster Row at 10.30am ready to march to the War Memorial in Greenmarket for the service. Those wishing to lay wreaths should report to the Crown and Mitre at 10.15am. All welcome.

The County Remembrance Service – Cenotaph, Rickerby Park

Sunday, 10 November: 2.30pm

The Chair of Cumbria County Council, Cllr Christine Bowditch will join the Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and other dignitaries including the Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman to attend a Remembrance Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony, organised by The Royal British Legion (Cumberland and Westmorland County Branch) and Cumbria County Council. All welcome to attend.

Armistice Day – National Silence – City Memorial (Carlisle Greenmarket)

Monday, 11 November:11am

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman will join veterans and representatives from 25 schools at the City War Memorial to mark the two minutes’ silence for Armistice Day. The Remembrance Service will involve local school children.

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