Hull will once again remember the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War, and subsequent conflicts, on the 105th anniversary of the 1918 armistice.
At 10:30am on Sunday 12 November, the parade will leave from Pease Street and travel to the city centre Cenotaph before the annual service of remembrance takes place at 10:55am. A procession of civic heads and dignitaries will make their way to the Cenotaph from Hull Truck Theatre. A two-minute silence will be held at 11am.
The 2023 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance will be led by the Humberside Police Band supported by a variety of musicians and singers from around Hull and the East Riding and Cadets from local uniformed services.
The Service of Remembrance will be conducted by Rev Dominic Black, Vicar of Hull Minster and the Bishop of Hull, the Right Reverend Dr Eleanor Sanderson.
Following the service, the Lord Mayor and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Kalvin Neal, will take the salute at the march past. The march past will involve members from a number of veterans associations alongside serving members of the armed forces, St John Ambulance and the blue light services. The parade will also be led by the Humberside Police band.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Kalvin Neal said:
“This poignant service is open to all to attend and pay their respects to the millions that gave their lives during the four years of war from 1914 to 1918, and all the conflicts since.
“It is a very moving day and something I feel incredibly grateful to be a part of.”
To assist with the smooth running of the day Ferensway, Pease Street, West Street, Paragon Street, Brook Street, and North Street, will be closed from 6am to 1pm.