DETAILS of the Remembrance commemorations in Ringwood and Fordingbridge have been announced.

They will start with a service on Saturday, November 5 at the War Graves in Ringwood Cemetery. Poppy crosses will be laid on the graves.

This service is open to all; meet in the Cemetery Car Park at 10.45am and then walk to the graves.

On Armistice Day, Friday November 11, there will be a service at the War Memorial at 10.45am and at 11am the national two minutes silence will be observed.

In accordance with local tradition, the start and end of the silence will be marked by the firing of a maroon which will generate a loud bang to be heard around the town.

On Sunday, November 13, Remembrance Sunday, there will be various services around the town after which a parade will gather in the Market Place from 11.30am.

Shortly after, those assembled will process to the War Memorial Garden where there will be a short service followed by the formal Act of Remembrance at 12 noon.

This will be followed by a formal wreath laying ceremony and a procession back to Market Place.

Members of the public are invited to attend and to bring their own tributes which may be laid at the appropriate time. A short road closure will be in place to allow the procession to take place safely.

In Fordingbridge, a Remembrance Day service will be held at Stuckton Road Cemetery at 10.50am.

The Remembrance Sunday commemorations will start with an act of remembrance at the Memorial Gates (the entrance to Riverside Park, Ringwood Road), at 10.10am.

This will be followed by a procession to the service at St Mary's Church at 10.50am, which will include a two-minute silence at 11am.