RESIDENTS in the city will fall silent this weekend to remember those who lost their lives for their country.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service takes place on the war memorial in Market Place from 11am where there will be a two minute silence followed by prayers.

The ceremony will be led by the Salisbury branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council.

Following this, the parade will march along New Canal, where Deputy Lieutenant Peter Pleydell-Bouverie accompanied by the The Mayor of Salisbury, John Walsh, will take the salute.

The parade will then head to St Thomas’s Church for the Sunday Service at 11.40am. All are welcome to attend this service.

Blue Boar Row and other roads along the parade route will be shut to traffic between 10.15am and 11.45am and again at 12.15pm until around 1pm.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the first wave of Second World War evacuees in Salisbury.

They began to arrive here on September 1, 1939, two days before war was declared.

As part of Salisbury’s celebration of Remembrance, Bemerton History Society will be hosting an exhibition in the Guildhall on Sunday (November 10 and 11), which tells the story of the arrival of children and their teachers from Portsmouth and the welcome they received.

On Monday (November 11) there will also be a small ceremony in the Guildhall Square at 11am to mark Armistice Day, which all are also welcome to attend.

In 2018, with the help of the Heritage Lottery fund, local artist Suzie Gutteridge worked with community groups to create 5,000 felt poppies which were stitched onto 100 puttees. These were displayed at Salisbury Cathedral to symbolise fallen soldiers in the battlefield.

The “field of puttees” will be displayed in the Guildhall until Tuesday, November 12.

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