ARMISTICE: Wiltshire and Hampshire remembers

Salisbury Remembrance Parade 2016 1 (Hannah Rose Photography)

Published by Ellie Harries at 7:33am 11th November 2018.

South Wiltshire and West Hampshire will fall silent this morning (Sunday 11th November) to mark Armistice Day.

At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember those who have fought and fallen for our country and hold a two minute silence.

Salisbury will fall silent with a special ceremony and parade through the city.

Salisbury Remembrance Parade 2016 3 (Hannah Rose Photography)


The 2016 Remembrance parade through the city 


Locals have decorated the town in preparation for Remembrance Day.

Fordingbridge remembers crochet 2

Fordingbridge remembers

An air raid siren will be sounded in the town around 10.10am and again at 10.50am.

This is intended to simulate the beginning of the First World War and to signify when the guns fell silent.

There will also be a service of Remembrance.Fordingbridge Remembers Service


Last night (Saturday November 10th), a beacon was lit in the village but the great great grandson of Frank Bundy, who fought in World War One.

Downton beacon Frank Bundy (Downton Mummies)

The Downton Beacon

The village is hosting a special commemorative concert tonight at Downton Memorial Hall.

There will be music, readings, a parade of Royal British Legion flagbearers and a short act of Remembrance together with a chance for the audience to sing songs from the trenches.

It starts at 6.00pm with tickets available to buy on the door with proceeds from the event donated to the Downton Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Downton Band's musical director Paul Williams said;

"It is appropriate that we will come together on Sunday 11th November in Downton's Memorial Hall as the hall itself was given to the village just after the Great War to remember the lads who went off from our village but never came back.

"Their names are carved into the very walls of the building as part of the village war memorial and we will take time during our concert to remember each and every one of these brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice one hundred years ago."


St Mary and St Melor Church will be holding a service this morning from 10.30am.

Amesbury has been beautifully decorated over the last week to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Amesbury Ancestor has once again had poppies attached to it.


There will be a joint military and civilian service in the Garrison Theatre.

People are asked to arrived between 9.30am -9.45am to be seated by 9.50am and the service will be followed by the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying at the War Memorial.

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