Alton Set To Remember
The Town Mayor of Alton, Councillor Dean-Paul Phillips, will lead the town’s annual act of remembrance on Sunday 12 November 2017 at the traditional ceremony and service at the Cairn War Memorial outside the Assembly Rooms in the High Street.
The day’s proceedings start with a march from the Market Square at 10.30am of uniformed and youth groups to the Cairn War Memorial to join those who will have gathered to pay their respects to those who have given their lives in the service of their country. The Town Council invites those who are currently serving and those retired service personnel, to join the parade from the Market Square and encourage residents with medals and their families to join the town as it remembers the fallen. All residents are welcome to attend this important annual event in the town’s calendar. There will be the two-minute silence at 11.00am. After the service the parade will march back to the Market Square to be dismissed.
The day’s activities are organised by the Alton Branch of the Royal British Legion and Alton Town Council.
The High Street from Church Street to Turk Street will be closed from 10.30am until approximately 11.45am for all traffic heading in a southerly direction and motorists are asked to seek an alternative route.
In addition, the Market Square will also be closed and car owners are reminded that it is unlawful to leave their vehicles in the Market Square overnight.