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Remembrance Sunday: Map of the main services in Oxford and Oxfordshire
Updated 1:40pm Monday 11th November 2013 in News
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- A OXFORD: Remembrance Day Service at St Giles War Memorial, at 10.45am, followed by two minutes’ silence and wreath laying. Dozens of groups, including Bugles and Drums Detachment Oxfordshire (RIFLES) Battalion ACF, Oxford University Royal Naval Unit, Royal Green Jackets Association, Fire Services Benevolent Association, will then parade down St Giles.
- B OXFORD: A Service of Remembrance will take place at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in North Hinksey Lane, Botley, at 10.45am.
- The service will be conducted by local ministers, with the address made by Prof Geoffrey Best, Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College .
- C ABINGDON: A service takes place at St Helen's Church, East St Helen Street, at 10am, followed by a parade. Groups taking part, alongside the Royal British Legion, include the Royal Naval Association and Royal Air Force Association, soldiers from Dalton Barracks, the Abingdon ATC, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Scouts and Guides. There will also be representatives from the local Salvation Army, St John's Ambulance and British Red Cross groups. They gather outside the church and march behind Abingdon Town Band to the War Memorial in Ock Street, arriving at 10.50am where wreaths are laid. The parade will then march past County Hall, where the Mayor of Abingdon will take the salute.
- D BANBURY: A procession forms in Broad Street from 10am and marches along High Street to Banbury Cross and then to St Mary’s Church. After the service the parade moves to People’s Park where wreaths are laid. Afterwards the parade forms up again and heads back to High Street where the mayor takes the salute. Organisations taking part in the parade include the Territorial Army, Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association, Royal Air Force Association, Burma Star, Royal Order of Buffalos, Banbury and District Sea Cadets, and Banbury Army Cadets. Members of local scout and girl guide groups, police, fire, and ambulance service personnel also join the parade which is led by the Air Training Corps Cadets Band.
- E BENSON: Troops from RAF Benson will lead a parade to the war memorial, in Castle Square, at 10.45am, where names of those on the memorial and those who have given their lives since the Second World War will be read out. Wreaths will also be laid. A service of remembrance will then be held at St Helen’s Church, at 11.15am. Roke and Benson Brass Band will provide the music.
- F BICESTER: A memorial service takes place at St Edburg’s Church from 10.30am and includes wreath laying. A large parade leaves the church just before noon to the Market Square where the mayor takes the salute. Troops from Bicester Detachment (The Rifles) Army Cadets, 23 Pioneer Regiment, RAF Croughton, Bicester Garrison, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Thames Valley Police, Scouts, cadets from 507 ATC and its band. Bicester Town Council also welcomes guests from its twinned towns in Poland, France and Germany.
- G BLOXHAM: A service and parade is held at the war memorial from 10.30am, and names from the memorial are read out. A trumpeter from Bloxham School plays the Last Post and the Reveille prior to and after the two minute silence, which is also marked by the firing of maroons. Guests then march to St Mary’s Church for the main remembrance service. Afterwards groups march back to the war memorial. Among the groups taking part is local school pupils, Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Girls Brigade, and Boys Brigade.
- H CHINNOR: Led by Chinnor Silver Band, the parade meets outside shop Silent View Windows, in Thame road, at 10.30am and marches along Lower Road and High Street to the War Memorial, where the first service takes place. The procession, made up of members of Chinnor Parish Council, Royal British Legion, representatives from the Armed Forces, plus Chinnor Youth organisations including Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Beavers, moved on the St Andrew’s Church for a second service.
- I DIDCOT: At 2.30pm the parade will form up in Edinburgh Drive car park and march to the Garden of Remembrance at Sundial Civic Hall in Britwell Road. A Service will take place at the war memorial.
- J DORCHESTER: A Service is held in Dorchester Abbey at 10am followed by a procession to the war memorial behind the RBL Branch Standard to lay wreaths.
- K FARINGDON: The Parade will form up at the Corn Exchange at 9.15am ready to march off at 9.30am via the Market Place to the All Saints church where the Service will take place. After the Service the Parade will re-form to move to the war memorial for two minutes’ silence and wreath laying. The parade includes representatives of the Lord Lieutenant, the Royal British Legion, local MP, the Burma Star Association, the Armed Forces, the County, District and Town Councils, the emergency services, the Chamber of Commerce, the Cadets and the Scout and Guide Associations.
- L KIDLINGTON: A service of remembrance is held at St Mary’s Church at 10am, followed by a short service at the War memorial.
- M THAME: Thame Remembrance Day Parade starts at the Town Hall, in High Street, at 10.40am and will march to the War Memorial in Upper High Street for a service and wreath laying.
- N WALLINGFORD: Parade forms up at 10.30am in the Cattle Market car park and then marches via New Road, St Leonard’s Square and St Martin’s Street to the war memorial in Market Place. At 11am there is a Service followed by the laying of wreaths.
- O WOODSTOCK: The RBL Branch, town council and other town organisations assemble at the war memorial at 10.45am, followed by a service at St Mary Magdalene Church. The Duke of Marlborough and the Mayor of Woodstock will also attend.
- P WANTAGE: A parade to mark the town’s Remembrance Day will form up at the Civic Hall carpark, off Portway, at 10.30am, before marching to St Peter and St Paul’s Church for the main remembrance service.