Remembrance Sunday Parades

Remembrance Sunday Parades


Sunday 5th Feb 2023


Posted on: Friday 11 November 2022
armed forces parade

Taking place on 13 November 2022, Remembrance Sunday is an important date in the nation's annual calendar.

To mark the occasion, a series of parades and services have been organised across Torfaen.

Hundreds of people are expected to come together on the day to remember those who served and continue to serve in military conflicts, to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.

Blaenavon

10.40am​ - Parade from the Top Car Park, marching via Broad Street and Ivor Street to the Cenotaph

11.00am​ - Wreath laying and service at the Cenotaph

Cwmbran

10.25am - Parade will leave Wesley Street/Clomendy Road ending at Cwmbran Park

10.50am - Act of Remembrance at Cwmbran Park

New Inn

10.00am​ - Parade assembles at St Mary’s Church Hall, The Highway, New Inn

10.10am​ - Parade moves off to St Mary’s Church

10.30am​ - Church Service at St Mary’s

11.20am​ - Parade returns to St Mary’s Church Hall

Pontnewydd

10.15am​ - Parade assembles

10.30am​ - Parade from Pontnewydd Royal British Legion Club, Station Road, Pontnewydd for wreath laying ceremony and service at the Cenotaph. A two-minute silence will be observed at 11.00am

Pontypool

11.45am​ - Parade assembles on Commercial Street, Pontypool Town Centre

12.00noon - ​Parade moves from assembly point to Memorial Gates, Pontypool for service and wreath laying ceremony; return via Clarence Roundabout

Torfaen Council's Armed Forces Champion, Councillor John Horlor, said “Remembrance Sunday is a hugely important date in our calendar of events, with hundreds of local people, young and old, able to pay their respects to those that have fallen and those who continue to serve."

Road closures will be in operation for a period of 30 minutes before and after the parades finish.

A full list of services taking place on the day can be found on the Torfaen Council website