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A special ‘field of remembrance’ will once again be opened to the public at Carisbrooke Castle this month to commemorate those in the uniformed services who lost their lives in service of their country.

The field was introduced in the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle in 2010. It was established by the Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP , as a place where residents can pay their respects around the time of Remembrance Sunday.

The castle will open its doors for people to visit the field between 10:00 and 13:00 on Thursday 9th November, as well as on Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November between 10:00 and 16:00 (but not Friday 10th November).

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Crosses can be purchased at the castle, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

A formal service of remembrance, which members of the public are welcome to attend, will take place at the castle on Thursday 9th November at 10:45. Following the service, refreshments will be provided by the Isle of Wight Federation of Women’s Institutes.

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