Saturday, 12 December 2009

Parade for fallen heroes - Mansfield

Tomorrow, more than 250 Army, Navy and Royal Air Force personnel, cadets and ex-servicemen and women will march into town from the Sir John Cockle pub to commemorate the fallen of the town and celebrate the achievements of raising funds to establish a permanent memorial to their memory.

A further 250 family and friends will bolster the parade — with thousands more expected to watch along the route and show their support at an event in Mansfield Market Place.

The parade marks the end of the first stage of the Heroes Campaign and organisers are urging people to turn out in force to show their support and make a donation to the Mansfield's Heroes Memorial Fund.

The parade will be leaving the Sir John Cockle Pub on Sutton Road at approximately 11.20 and heading into town down Sutton Road. It will enter the Market Place and form a parade at around 12noon.

The crowd will be addressed by Deborah Smalley, Mansfield Mayor Tony Egginton and Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE BEM.

Nottinghamshire Police are advising people to expect delays and road closures in the town centre to accommodate the large numbers expected. Estimates vary, but organisers say they expect the Market Place to be full, with as many as 6,000 people on the route and in town.


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