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poppydayA number of services will be held across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday this month.

In Newport, a service of remembrance will be held in Newport Minster on Sunday 10th November following the two minute silence at 11:00. Proceedings will start with a procession led by the Isle of Wight Council’s mace bearer from Newport Guildhall to Sts Thomas’ Square at 10:50, where members of the procession will join other organisations for prayers before the formal silence.

A wreath laying ceremony will follow, before a service of remembrance in Newport Minster.  A number of other services will be taking place across the Island at the same time.

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Meanwhile, a special ‘field of remembrance’ will once again be opened at Carisbrooke Castle 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, 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 7th November, as well as on Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November between 10:00 and 16:00 (but not Friday 8th November).

A formal service of remembrance, which members of the public are welcome to attend, will take place at the castle on Thursday 7th November at 10:45. Following the service, refreshments will be available with proceeds going to the Isle of Wight Women’s Institute.

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