Outdoor service to commemorate start of WW1

Published Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A SPECIAL outdoor service and parade will be held in Hinckley this month to commemorate the start of the First World War.

The service will take place in Argents Mead on Saturday 28 June at 11.15am, followed by a parade down Castle Street. A salute will be taken outside Tulips on Regent Street and hand-held flags will be handed out to the public to show their support.

Organised by the Borough Council and the Hinckley Combined Ex-service Association, the event will include representatives from several regiments, nationalities, sections and services, including the local cadet forces.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

Meanwhile, the council is also overseeing the cleaning of Hinckley war memorial in Argents Mead, as well as making some sympathetic improvements.

Councillor Bill Crooks, Executive Member responsible for Neighbourhood Services, said:

"I am pleased we are refurbishing the war memorial on the 100th anniversary of this epic event. I am sure a lot of families in Hinckley and Bosworth will be pleased we are commemorating this time and remembering their relatives' sacrifices."

Last updated: 17/06/2014 15:04