Remembrance Day 2021: Brentwood parade to go ahead with QR-code programmes

Brentwood Imperial Youth Band

The parade will be headed by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band. - Credit: Roy Tyzack

A remembrance parade is returning to Brentwood in November after a break due to Covid.  

The Brentwood Remembrance parade, which commemorates Remembrance Day on November 11, will go ahead on November 14 this year.  

Under the plans, which still need to be signed off and so are subject to change, the parade will start at Brentwood Town Hall at around 10.30am.

It will finish at St Thomas’ Church on St Thomas Road just before 11.30am and has been organised by Brentwood Borough Council.

This year, for the first time, visitors lining the roads will be able to scan a QR code to view a full programme of the event.  

The march will go from the town hall to Sawyers Hall Lane and the war memorial at the junction with Shenfield Road, where wreaths will be laid.  

Roy Tyzack

The parade march through the Brentwood High Street. - Credit: Roy Tyzack

A salute will be taken by the Deputy Lieutenant of Essex Dennis Rensch who will be accompanied by other dignitaries including the mayor of Brentwood Cllr Olivia Sanders and the president of Brentwood and district branch of the Royal British Legion, Brian Kitchener.  

The parade will be headed by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, who will stand out in their red uniforms.  

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Members of the public are invited to watch the parade and are reminded of the road closures in place around Wilson’s Corner, Ingrave Road, Middleton Hall Lane and Shenfield Road, as well as the High Road.  

The closures will be in place by 10.15am along with bus route diversions.  

Roy Tyzack, who is helping to organise the event alongside the council.

Air Cadets

Air Cadets attended the last memorial parade. - Credit: Roy Tyzack

He said: “It has always been an excellent parade and it’s brilliant to see so many young people taking part and honouring the veterans.

"After the break last year, this year will be very special.”

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