Reading Remembers

Remembrance Sunday marks the town’s main service and parade which takes place in Reading town centre on Sunday November 14.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Remembrance Service at Reading Minster at 9.30am. There will be readings from Mr James Puxley , Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, Major Robert Whittle, OC C (Berkshire) Company, 7th Battalion, The RIFLES, and the Mayor of Reading, Councillor David Stevens.

A march through the town centre follows the Remembrance Service, led by The Waterloo Band and Bugles of the 7 Rifles. It will leave Reading Minster at around 10.15am before making its way to the Forbury Gardens. The Remembrance Ceremony at the Forbury War Memorial will include the laying of wreaths and a two-minute silence at 11am. Again the Reading residents are welcome to attend.

Thursday November 11th is Armistice Day this year and Reading Mayor, Councillor Stevens, will lead a two minute’s silence at Forbury Gardens War Memorial at 11am. Members of the public are again invited to attend.

Both the two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday and on Armistice Day will be streamed live on Reading Borough Council’s Facebook page, for those unable to attend but wanting to share in the events.