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Mayor of Cambridge to mark Remembrance Sunday at civic event

News release from 11 November 2021

THE MAYOR of Cambridge, Cllr Russ McPherson, will be representing the city at a memorial event to mark Remembrance Sunday this year. 

On Sunday 14 November the Mayor will be playing bagpipes to lead a procession from Station Road to the war memorial on Hills Road, shortly before 11am.  

Representatives of different organisations, including the armed forces and the Royal British Legion, will then take part in a commemorative service at the war memorial led by Rev Devin McClachlan of Great St Mary’s Church. 

At the same time, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mark Ashton, will lay a wreath following a procession to the county, city and University of Cambridge’s annual service of remembrance and reconciliation at Great St Mary’s. 

Both services will be paused at 11am for two minutes’ silence which will be observed across the country.  

Cllr McPherson said: “After last year’s Remembrance events were affected by the pandemic and lockdown, I am very pleased that we will be able to meet up in person to mark Remembrance Sunday this year. As always it will be a great honour to represent the city of Cambridge on this solemn occasion. 

“I hope that all Cambridge residents will take a moment during the coming days to join me in remembering the sacrifices made by so many of their fellow Cambridge residents in two world wars and in other conflicts since then.”                                         

Residents wishing to join in with the commemorative service can listen in to live coverage from 10.30am on Sunday on Cambridge 105 Radio. Live streaming will also be available via the radio station’s website cambridge105.co.uk and a highlights show will be broadcast on the radio at 9pm on Sunday evening.