Remembrance services will be taking place across Bridgend County Borough this weekend.
In Maesteg, the annual Remembrance service and concert will take place at St David’s Church on Saturday at 6pm (£5 entry). On Sunday the service will be held at St Michael’s Church, starting at 9.30am. The laying of the wreaths will take place at the town’s cenotaph at 10.40am.
In Bridgend town centre, a family parade and service will begin in Wyndham Street at 10:20am on Saturday. Then on Sunday, Bridgend’s Annual Remembrance Day Parade will take place, starting from the Civic Offices in Angel Street, at 10:20am. Bridgend Male Voice Choir and the Lewis-Merthyr Band will be part of the service which will be led by Reverend Rachel Wheeler. Carnegie House Arts Centre will host a remembrance pop-up café before and after both the Saturday and Sunday parades, and all donations collected will be shared equally between the Royal British Legion, Veterans’ Zone and armed forces charity SSAFA.
In Porthcawl, a remembrance service and the laying of wreaths will take place at 10.30am in All Saint’s Church in Victoria Avenue on Sunday. It will be followed by a service at the town’s war memorial at 11.00am.
In the Ogmore Valley, a remembrance service will take place at the Blackmill Cenotaph starting at 10.45am on Sunday.
In Pencoed, a remembrance parade will gather at the Hendre Social Club for 9.15am on Sunday before marching through the town for a united service at Salem Chapel in Coychurch Road. At 10:45am, the parade will then head to the cenotaph for a wreath-laying ceremony.
In Coychurch, a family remembrance service will take place at 9.30am in St Crallo’s Church on Sunday. It will be followed by a procession to Williams Memorial Hall where the two-minute silence will be observed at 11am.
In Cefn Cribwr, the Remembrance Sunday service will begin at 10.00am at the Wesleyan Methodist Church (the Chapel next to Mynydd Bach Common). The service will continue at the village war memorial on the common at 10.55am.
In Maudlam, North Cornelly, the Remembrance Sunday service will begin at 9.30am on Sunday at St Mary Magdalene Church, Maudlam (next to the Angel Inn pub).
This is by no means a complete listing of all events, for any more information on Remembrance Day events in your area please contact your local town and community council or Royal British Legion Branch for details. https://bit.ly/2JYV1xc
Bridgend County Borough Council will also be marking the two-minute silence at 11.00am on Monday 11 November – visitors to council premises are welcome to join in and observe the silence.