Wreath, poppies

Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020

Dartmouth Town Council are now working with the Royal British Legion to plan for a much smaller ‘socially distanced’ Remembrance celebration on Sunday 8th October 2020.

Following Government guidelines and the Royal British Legion’s recommendation, Dartmouth Town Council will be honouring those who fought and lost their lives at the memorial in Royal Avenue Gardens with a small ceremony where Revd. Andrew Langley will conduct a Service of Remembrance.  Following this, the Royal British Legion have invited organisations to send two representatives only, to lay a wreath.

There will sadly be no procession leading from the Guildhall to Royal Avenue Gardens this year.

Dartmouth Town Council would like to encourage people to ‘remember from home’ rather than coming into town to watch the ceremony.  Dartmouth Town Council will try to live stream the ceremony to their Facebook page and people can watch it from there instead of gathering in town.

We thank you for your support and appreciate that this year will be hard for everyone but hope you can understand the measures we will be putting in place to make it as safe as possible.

The Poppy appeal is going ahead, and the Royal British Legion will be stationed in the Royal Avenue Gardens tea hut where people will be able to buy: poppies; badges and masks.