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Sheffield gathers for National Day of Remembrance

Tony the poppy man
Tony the poppy man

Sheffielders are invited to come together on Sunday 10 November, for a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barker’s Pool.

The service, which begins at 10.50am, will honour the service and sacrifice of Sheffield’s Armed Forces community, British and Commonwealth veterans, the Allies that fought alongside, and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

At the Service of Remembrance, The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing, will lead a procession from Holly Street, near the City Hall.

The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by an Officer of the 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital and will be conducted by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain, Revd Sue Stewart. On parade will be ex-service personnel together with representatives of uniformed organisations in the city.

Wreaths will be laid on the memorial by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, High Sheriff, Master Cutler and representatives of services and ex-services, as well as other organisations on parade.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Downing, said: “I am proud to be given the honour of leading the people of Sheffield on this day. It is a reminder that our standards, beliefs and values do not come without commitment, courage and sacrifice.

“We come together to remember the heroism of our city’s sons, daughters and comrades, and our armed forces serving at home and abroad, and I hope many people will join us in unity on Sunday.”

At the ceremony, members of the public can lay floral tributes on the Cenotaph War Memorial, once the parade has marched past it. 

People can support the Royal British Legion by buying a poppy. Poppy products are also available from the website at