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Watton & District

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

View our news & events calendar for details of local Remembrance events. Watton and District branch has a small ceremony at 1000 alternately at Merton and Thompson churches then at the Tottington memorial near the Merton estate at 1100. There is an additional full parade and service organised by Watton Town Council at 1400, starting at the war memorial on Memorial Way car park.  This is followed by a march to Watton Sport Centre for a short service of thanksgiving and then refreshments.  This year 2018 the branch standard was at The Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall, so not on parade in Watton as the standard bearers marched past the cenotaph the following morning.

Watton and District Branch always celebrate Armistice day at 1100 on the 11th November (when it does not fall on Remembrance Sunday) with a small ceremony and 2 minutes silence in Watton High Street.