There are a number of events planned as Penzance prepares to remember the fallen
Remembrance Day – Friday 11 November
5:03am – Poppies to Paddington
The Mayor of Penzance will join Derek Thomas MP and representatives of Armed Forces charities to lay wreaths on the ‘Poppies to Paddington’ train as part of the Routes of Remembrance Campaign for 2022. Read more about Routes of Remembrance and the ‘Poppies to Paddington’ train.
11am – Two Minute Silence
There will be a two-minute silence observed at 11am on Friday 11 November at the Memorial Gardens in Penlee Park which members of the public are welcome to attend.
Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 13 November
The Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 13 November.
The service will take place outdoors at the War Memorial at Battery Rocks and will be led by Rev Howard Peskett and Wella Morris. The Council is pleased to confirm the Cornish language will again feature prominently in the service.
Key timings on Remembrance Sunday
10:15am – The Civic Parade will form-up in the forecourt of St John’s Hall
10:35am – The Parade will set off for the march to The War Memorial at Battery Rocks, led by Penzance Silver Band
10:50am – Remembrance Service & wreath laying
Members of the public are very welcome to watch the parade and attend the service.
Road Closure on Remembrance Sunday
A rolling road closure will be in place from 10:00am – 11:15am which includes:
- Alverton Street
- The Greenmarket
- Market Place
- Chapel Street
- Under Chapel Yard
- Battery Road (from the junction of Under Chapel Yard to the War Memorial)
We would like to thank the Royal British Legion Penzance Branch, Penzance Silver Band, and all the local organisations and schools taking part this year to honour and remember the fallen.