Acts of Remembrance in Penzance for 2023

2nd November 2023 in Events, Penzance, Remembrance

There are a number of events planned as Penzance prepares to remember those from the Parish who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Armistice Day – Saturday 11 November

11am – Two Minute Silence

There will be a short service and two-minute silence observed at 11am on Saturday 11 November at the Memorial Gardens in Penlee Park which members of the public are welcome to attend.

Please gather in the gardens from 10:45am.

Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 12 November

The Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 12 November.

The service will take place outdoors at the War Memorial at Battery Rocks and will be led by Rev Howard Peskett. 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
10:50am – Remembrance Service & wreath laying

Members of the public are very welcome to watch the parade and attend the service.

Following the service, Penzance Royal British Legion will be providing refreshments and a buffet at their clubhouse on Bread Street which everyone is welcome to attend.

Road Closure on Remembrance Sunday

A rolling road closure will be in place from 10:30am – 11am 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)
Map of the parade route and rolling road closure from St John's Hall to the War Memorial at Battery Rocks
Map of the parade route and rolling road closure from St John’s Hall to the War Memorial at Battery Rocks

We would like to thank the Royal British Legion Penzance Branch and all the local organisations and schools taking part this year to honour and remember those from the Parish of Penzance who have made the ultimate sacrifice – We Will Remember Them.

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