26 October 2023
Truro City Council has been working alongside the Truro Branch of the Royal British Legion to organise and assist with events that will take place to mark Remembrance this November.
This year’s Poppy Appeal will be officially launched at the steps of Truro Cathedral at 11 am on Saturday, 28 October. This will be followed by the Field of Remembrance dedication ceremony at the lawn area at the east end of the Cathedral at 11.45 am on Sunday, 5th November.
On Thursday 9 November Truro Mayor Cllr Carol Swain and Mayoress Sarah Douglas-Martin will hand over a poppy wreath to a representative of GWR so it can be transported to London along with wreaths from other towns and cities across the South West as part of this year’s Poppies to Paddington event. The wreaths are usually transported by train from Cornwall but this year, because of engineering works on sections of the rail tracks in Cornwall, the first part of the journey will be by bus.
On Armistice Day, Saturday, 11th November, we will observe a two-minute silence at the War Memorial in Boscawen Street at 11am. The silence will be led by the Truro Branch of the Royal British Legion.
This Act of Remembrance will also be repeated at the War Memorial at 11.00 on Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 12th November.
Further events will also take place on Remembrance Sunday. There will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial in Boscawen Street at 2.30pm, followed by a military parade, pausing for the salute with His Majesty the King’s Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall Col E T Bolitho OBE on Boscawen Street.
The military parade will make its way to High Cross for the formation of the Guard of Honour, before being joined by the Civic procession.
This will be followed by the Service of Remembrance at 3.15pm at Truro Cathedral.
The Mayor of Truro, Cllr Carol Swain will welcome dignitaries and military personnel to Truro on the day. “Remembrance Sunday is an opportunity for all of us to remember the fallen and honour their bravery and sacrifice.
“I feel very privileged to be able to represent Truro City Council on this important day and hope to see many of you there.”
Barry Cooper, Chair of the Truro Branch of the Royal British Legion, added: “The Truro Branch of the Royal British Legion has been actively working with Truro City Council to deliver these events.”