Remembrance Sunday
A service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Hull.

Millions who died in First World War remembered in Hull this weekend

Hull will this weekend remember the millions who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.

Hull’s annual service of remembrance will take place on Sunday at the Hull Cenotaph in Paragon Square, marking the 101st anniversary of the 1918 armistice.

It will follow work to improve access to the Cenotaph which is now complete.

The service will take place at 10.55am, with a two-minute silence at 11am.

Remembrance Sunday

Last year’s service of remembrance at the Cenotaph.

It will be conducted by The Right Reverend Alison White, Bishop of Hull.

The Lord Mayor and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Steve Wilson, will then take the salute at a march-past involving members of veterans’ groups and serving members of the Armed Forces, St John Ambulance and blue-light services.

The parade will be led by the Humberside Police Concert Band.

Councillor Wilson said: “The service is open to all to attend and will usually attract around four to five thousand people. Now more than 100 years on, it is moving to see so many still come out to pay their respects to the millions that have given their lives during conflict.”

The Hull Cenotaph

Restoration work at the Hull Cenotaph is now complete.

The work at the Cenotaph saw contractors install a new ramp that will improve access for disabled people and also those with limited mobility.

The Cenotaph is a listed building and the new ramp was designed sympathetically with respect for the existing memorial.York stone has been used to match the design and layout of the cenotaph.

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