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Sandwell remembers

This November the people of Sandwell – from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds – will once again unite to honour and remember the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedoms and way of life.

Armistice Day, Civic Square, Oldbury

Two-minute silence organised by Oldbury Royal British Legion, at 11am on Thursday, 11 November.

Remembrance Sunday

Two-minute silence at Oldbury War Memorial will be livestreamed on the council’s Facebook page at 11am on Sunday, 14 November. 

The Festival of Remembrance

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival of Remembrance will be virtual and shared on social media platforms from 1pm on Sunday, 14 November.

Sandwell Council encourages residents to follow latest COVID-19 Government guidelines

Parades in Sandwell

Parades will take place on Sunday, 14 November – organised by the Royal British Legion or local community groups, and supported by the Sandwell Council – at the following locations:

  • Oldbury Civic Square, Halesowen Street.
  • Rowley Regis, Powke Lane Crematorium.
  • Smethwick Council House, High Street.
  • Tipton, Victoria Park, Victoria Road.
  • Wednesbury War Memorial, Walsall Street.
  • West Bromwich, Dartmouth Park, Lloyd Street.
The Mayor of Sandwell


The Worshipful The Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Mushtaq Hussain, said: “Although I am unable to attend the public Remembrance Sunday parades due to a surgical procedure, I – like many others across the country – will be remembering and honouring those who gave their lives for our freedom.”

We will remember them.

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