Felixstowe Town Council, the Felixstowe branch of the Royal British Legion and local clergy jointly arrange Remembrance Services for the town.
This year is the centenary of WWI, and there will be a number of events in the town to commemorate this. The event dates are as below and further details will follow shortly:
Thursday 8th November – Local schools will be asked to lay poppies at the five local cemeteries.
Friday 9th November – A School Service around the War Memorial on the Seafront.
Saturday 10th November – RBL Festival of Remembrance at St Johns Church, Felixstowe
Sunday 11th November – Remembrance Sunday. The Civic Remembrance Service will be held at St Johns Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe at 9.45am. All are welcome. After the church service, everyone will gather for the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial around 10.50am prior to the observance of two minutes’ silence at 11am. Wreaths are laid by the civic party who then receive a march past the Town Hall from the uniformed services.
Following the Civic Remembrance services, a short service will also be held at Felixstowe Cemetery, Langley Avenue at midday.
In early evening there will be an event called Felixstowe Remembers Its Fallen. Arrangements are in the early stages and a Felixstowe Remembers – Volunteers Facebook page has been created here to seek volunteers who would like to represent the 163 fallen victims from Felixstowe. This will also include ‘Battles Over’ Beacon Lighting and Remembrance Service.