Remembrance Sunday has been held every year in Christchurch Park Ipswich since 1924. In modern times the event has drawn 4,000 to 6,000 people to the service. Military, Military Associations, Voluntary Associations, Civic, Political representatives, families of the fallen and Ipswich residents attend the service.
A Parade from the Town Centre enters the Park to start the service. The first part of the service, is a Wreath which is laid at the base of the Boer War Memorial by the veterans. Followed by the Civic parties arrival from the Mansion House to the front of the Cenotaph and the War Memorial. The service is conducted by the Ipswich Branch of the Royal British Legion, followed by a wreath laying ceremony (60+ wreaths) at the Cenotaph At the end of the service the Civic party depart for the Mansion green for the March Past and Salute.
2021, 14th November.
Covid restrictions had greatly reduced the event, with a short service and live broadcast for those who were unable to attend. A limited number of Wreaths were laid.
The Civic party passing by the Boer War memorial moving towards the Cenotaph.
The Branch Chairman, Deacon, and clergy in preparation.
Veterans seated near the front of the Cenotaph.
Military march past and salute on the Mansion Green. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Civic party.
The Thompson family, Stalwarts of the Poppy Appeal. (late Peter Thompson, Sectary and past Legion Chairman)
(Images courtesy of Harry Hawksworth)