The sacrifices of those who lost their lives in war will be marked this weekend.

Here are the events taking place near you:

Bridport

Bridport’s annual Remembrance parade and service will take place on Sunday.

The event, organised by Bridport Town Council, parade commander Brigadier John Dean, Rev Pete Stone of Bridport Team Ministry and others on behalf of the Bridport branch of the Royal British Legion, will commence with a parade through the town centre by representatives and veterans of HM Armed Forces and local groups and organisations.

Accompanied by the Wessex Military Band, the parade will move off from East Street at approximately 10.40am following inspection by the town mayor, Cllr Barry Irvine. The mayor will lead the parade and will then lay a wreath as part of the ceremony and observance of the traditional two minute silence at the war memorial. This will be followed by the church service at St Mary’s Church.

For people who do not wish to attend the service, Cllr Anne Rickard will host a secular time of reflection on Bucky Doo Square, or the town hall if wet.

At the conclusion of the church service and secular reflection, the mayor will receive the salute from parade participants in South Street, and will deliver his address.

Remembrance Sunday this year marks 100 years since the first Armistice Day parades in 1919, and 80 years since the outbreak of WWII. As part of the commemorations, the town hall clock is illuminated with a poppy symbol.

Town centre road closures will be in place for the parade from 10.30am until 1pm. Residents and visitors to the town centre are asked not to park in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church after 8am on the morning of November 10.

Lyme Regis

The parade will form at the entrance to Langmoor Gardens, adjacent to the Alexandra Hotel, at 9am before marching to St Michael’s Church where a remembrance service, which will include the roll of honour reading, will take place from 9.45am.
At 10.30am, the parade will pass the town war memorial and form in the Cobb Square for a two minutes silence and an inspection from the mayor.

Beaminster
In Beaminster, the parade will gather at the fire station and parade from 2.30pm, through the town to St Mary’s Church, led by the RNAS Band from Yeovilton.
A two-minute silence will be held at the memorial in The Square on Monday, November 11 at 11am.