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Remembrance

Sandwell remembers

This November, people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds will once again unite at remembrance events across Sandwell to honour those who died in service for our country.

There will be seven parades in total on Remembrance Sunday (13 November 2022) across Sandwell’s six towns, organised by the Royal British Legion and community groups, with support from Sandwell Council.

Parades will be followed by services, with the two-minute silence by war memorials at 11am.

There will also be a two-minute silence on Armistice Day (Friday 11 November).

We will remember them.

Armistice Day (Friday 11 November 2022)

A two-minute silence will be held outside Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, at 11am on Friday 11 November. The silence will commemorate the sacrifices made by the men and women of our forces in two World Wars and other conflicts. Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Richard Jones will lead a small procession which will depart from the Council House at approximately 10.50 am to the War Memorial. The procession will join the Oldbury Branch of The Royal British Legion at the memorial, where the two-minute silence will be observed.

Remembrance Sunday (13 November 2022)

Services with parades will take place on Sunday 13 November 2022 at the following locations:

  • Great Barr: St Margaret's Church, Chapel Lane
  • Oldbury: Oldbury Civic Square, Halesowen Street/Church Street
  • Rowley Regis: Rowley Regis Crematorium, Powke Lane
  • Smethwick: Smethwick Council House, High Street
  • Tipton: Victoria Park, Victoria Road
  • Wednesbury: Memorial Gardens, Walsall Street
  • West Bromwich: Dartmouth Park, Lloyd Street

Great Barr

The parade will begin at Holiday Inn Hotel, Birmingham Road, Great Barr, at 10.30am and follow Chapel Lane to arrive at St Margaret’s Church for the service and wreath laying ceremony. Following this, the parade will re-assemble and return to the Holiday Inn forecourt.

Chapel Lane will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

Oldbury

The parade will begin at 10.30am at Low Town car park and will travel up Birmingham Street, across the island to Halesowen Street to the war memorial in the Civic Square where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place. Following this, the parade will re-assemble and march along Freeth Street, passing Sandwell Council House where the parade will dismiss at approximately 11.30am.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • Low Town
  • Birmingham Street
  • Halesowen Street
  • Church Street
  • Freeth Street

Rowley Regis

The parade will begin at Highgate Street car park at 10.25am and will exit the car park via Halesowen Road, go around the island into Highgate Street, along Garratts Lane and enter the cemetery at Rowley Regis Crematorium, Powke Lane, where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

Following this, the parade will re-assemble and follow the same route back. On arrival at Highgate Street car park, the parade will continue along Halesowen Road to Spring Meadow until reaching Spring Meadow Social Club.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • Spring Meadow
  • Halesowen Road
  • Highgate Street
  • Garratts Lane
  • Powke Lane island
  • Moor Lane
  • Cemetery Gates

Smethwick

The parade will begin at Smethwick Labour Club car park at 10.20am, moving down Coopers Lane and taking a right at the traffic lights into High Street towards Smethwick Council House, where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

Following this, the parade will reassemble on the opposite side of the road and travel via High Street to Coopers Lane and dismiss at Smethwick Labour Club.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • Coopers Lane
  • High Street (Coopers Lane to Newlands Green)

Tipton

The parade will begin at 10.20am at the junction of Owen Street and Albion Street, turning left into Albion Street, left into Union Street, left into Waterloo Street, right into Waterloo Street East and left into Queens Road, where it will turn at Jack Holden Gardens. It will then continue west to Queens Road and enter Victoria Park where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

Following this, the parade will re-assemble and proceed via the main park gates to Victoria Road, and follow the above route in reverse.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • Albion Street
  • Union Street
  • Waterloo Street
  • Waterloo Street East
  • Queens Road

Wednesbury

The parade will begin at 10.35am at the Royal British Legion HQ in Church Hill, turning left into High Bullen, Walsall Street and entering Memorial Gardens (via the main gates) where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

Following this, the parade will re-assemble in Hollies Drive before entering Walsall Street and turning at the traffic island near Oakeswell End until it reaches Church Hill.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • High Bullen
  • Church Hill
  • Walsall Street
  • Oakeswell traffic island
  • Hollies Drive

West Bromwich

The parade will begin at 10:40am at Primark Car Park B in Congregation Way, turning left into Reform Street before turning into Dartmouth Park (via the main gates) where the service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

Following this, the parade will re-assemble and pass the saluting base return by the same route to Primark Car Park B.

The following roads will be closed from 10.30am-12noon.

  • Congregation Way
  • Reform Street