Armistice & Remembrance
Armistice Day is on Saturday 11 November 2017. The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Royal British Legion at 11.00am. All are welcome to gather on the Guildhall Square in front of the War Memorial to pay their respects.
Remembrance Sunday will be observed in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square on Sunday 12 November 2017.
The ceremony, led by the Salisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council, will commemorate the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The Parade begins as the bells of St. Thomas’s Church fall silent just before 11am, shortly after the Two Minute Silence will take place. Everyone is welcome to join the crowd who will gather around the Guildhall Square to witness the Remembrance ceremony. Following the two minute silence, the Mayor will lead civic and military dignitaries to lay of wreaths on the City’s War Memorial.
Following this, the parade will march along Queen Street and New Canal, where the Mayor Cllr John Lindley accompanied by a senior military officers , will take the salute. The parade will continue to St Thomas’s Church where the Service of Remembrance will be held starting at approximately 11.40am. All are welcome to attend this service.
Please note there will be a large number of road closures in place:
|Location/Road/Footpath||Action||Time of Closure|
|Footpath 66||Closed||09:00 – 14:00|
|Castle Street||Parking suspension along Castle Street between Avon Approach and Blue Boar Row and restricted access for taxis in front of Tesco’s.||10.30 – 11.45|
|Blue Boar Row||Disabled bays and loading bay next to the Market Place on Blue Boar Row.||10.30 – 11.45|
|New Canal||Disabled parking bays closed in New Canal and restricted access for taxis||10.30 – 11.45|
|Minster Street||Parking/loading bays and taxi waiting area on Minster Street||12.00 – 13.00|
|Action||Time of Closure|
|1. Chipper Lane||Closed from Endless Street||10.30 – 11.00|
|2. Chipper Lane||Right turn only||11.00 – 11.45|
|3. Scots Lane||Left turn diversion from Castle Street into Scots Lane||10.30 – 11.45|
|4. Castle Street||Closed incoming from Avon Approach to Blue Boar Row||10.30 – 11.45|
|5. Blue Boar Row||Closed||10.30 – 11.45|
|6. Queen Street||Closed||10.30 – 11.45|
|7. New Canal||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|8. High Street||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|9. Bridge Street||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|10. Fisherton St up to Malthouse Lane||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|11. Catherine Street||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|12. Milford Street||Closed||11.15 – 11.45|
|Action||Time of Closure|
|13. Bridge Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|14. Fisherton St up to Malthouse Lane||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|15. Catherine Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|16. New Canal||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|17. Milford Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|18. High Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|19. Silver Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|20. Minster Street||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|21. Blue Boar Row||Closed||12.15 – 13.00|
|22. Castle Street||Closed up to Chipper Lane||12.15 – 13.00|
|23. Chipper Lane||Right Turn only into Castle Street||12.15 – 13.00|
|24. Scots Lane||Left turn diversion from Castle Street into Scots Lane||12.15 – 13.00|