A day of Remembrance across Bridgend County Borough
Posted on: Tuesday 08 November 2022
On Sunday November 13, Bridgend will commemorate Remembrance Day 2022 with a parade through the pedestrianised streets of the town centre.
Representatives of The Armed Forces, Veterans, Civic Organisations and Associations, Town and Community Councils, and members of the public will be attending to mark the commemoration.
Organised by Bridgend town council, this year’s parade will commence at 10.25am from Adare Street (outside former H Samuel shop, at the junction with Elder Lane), the parade will turn right into Caroline Street before heading to the War Memorial at Dunraven Place.
Between 10:50am and 11am, a commemorative service will be conducted by Reverend Rachel Wheeler. At 11am, the Last Post will be played, standards are lowered and a two- minute silence will be observed.
This will be followed by the laying of wreaths and national anthems before the event is concluded by Reverend Rachel Wheeler, followed by a march back through the town centre.
Full details and a timeline of the parade can be found on the council’s website.
Other Remembrance events taking place elsewhere across Bridgend County Borough include:
- Caerau – Service of Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November, 9.45am, St Cynfelyn’s Church, Cymmer Road, Caerau, followed by a service at the village war memorial on Caerau Square at 10.55am.
- Cefn Cribwr - a Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday 13 November, 10am, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cefn Cribwr followed by a service at the village war memorial on Mynydd Bach Common at 10.55am.
- Kenfig Hill - Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November, St Theodore’s Church, 10am followed by a service at the Cenotaph, 10.45am.
- Llangynwyd - Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying on Friday 11 November, 10.30am in Llangynwyd Village Hall.
- Maesteg - Service of Remembrance and Parade on Sunday 13 November, starting at 9.30am.
- Nantymoel - Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November, 10.50am at Pricetown Square. Includes roll of honour, the Last Post, Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths.
- Pencoed – a Remembrance service will be held at the Cenotaph at 10.45am.
- Porthcawl - Armistice Remembrance Service, Sunday 13 November, starting at 10.30am in All Saints Church, Porthcawl.
Further details on these Remembrance events can be found on the council’s website.
These events are part of the national Remembrance commemorations and provide the opportunity for local residents to reflect on the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
Remembrance parades and services, organised by our town and community councils, commemorate all of those who have fallen, in the First World War and in all subsequent conflicts.
We are forever indebted to members of our armed forces who lost their lives serving our country, so we may live ours in freedom.
We honour all those who have volunteered, served, fought and especially the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us, and we will continue to respect, honour and remember them.Council Leader Huw David
For any queries regarding the Remembrance events, please contact the relevant town and community council.