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remembrancesundaydpoole2The Isle of Wight Council will be represented at a number of services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

In Newport, a service of remembrance will be held in Newport Minster on Sunday 9th November following the two minute silence at 11:00. Her Majesty’s representative, Lord-Lieutenant Major General Martin White, and council chairman Cllr Ian Ward will be in attendance and laying wreaths along with other dignitaries and representatives.

Proceedings will start with processions led by the Royal British Legion from Drill Hall Road and by the Isle of Wight Council’s mace bearer from Newport Guildhall to St Thomas’ Square at 10:50, where the processions will join for prayers before the formal silence.

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The wreath laying ceremony will follow, before the service of remembrance in Newport Minster.

Council members will also be present and laying wreaths at a number of other services and ceremonies taking place across the Island on Sunday.

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