Remembrance in Edwinstowe and Ollerton 2023

by | 5 November 2023 | Community Event, Sherwood

Remembrance services and parades will once again take place across our area in November including:


This year the commemoration of Remembrance in Edwinstowe will again be following the traditional format. This will take place on Sunday 12th November.

The parade will form outside King Edwin School and will be led by the Thoresby Band, as in previous years. Organisers are very grateful to George Kennedy and his band colleagues who put that extra polish and provide the drumbeat to the parade.

The band will also be providing the accompaniment in St Mary’s Church for traditional service, which it is hoped will be led by Reverend Claire Melless, the new vicar. In most recent years there has been standing room only in St Mary’s Church; hopefully the service will see as many again this year.

It is still important, however, to respect those in the community who remain vulnerable, and organisers ask all those who attend to give a little more space to those who may choose to wear mask in church.
A full parade order will be available very soon. Timings will be identical to last year, and organisers encourage all of those who wish to march to arrive by 9.15am at the cricket club carpark adjacent to the school.

It would be good to see as many residents as possible joining for this important event in the RBL calendar.

Finally, the Legion members in Edwinstowe wish to express their sincere thanks to Thoresby Trust who have kindly agreed to co-fund and sponsor this year’s Remembrance event in Edwinstowe.


Marshalls are required to help out at Ollerton’s parade on Remembrance Sunday, 12th November. Ollerton and Boughton Town Council have put out an appeal to those who can spare an hour from 9.45am to 10.45am please contact the Town Hall on 01623 860811 or email

Clumber Park

Visit the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin at Clumber Park to see the Remembrance Poppy Display from 1st to 27th November, 10.00am to 4.00pm. See it decorated with over 3,000 poppies, kindly donated by visitors, local community groups and care homes.

Join the Worksop Royal Legion for their act of Remembrance at the Calvary in Hardwick village on the Clumber Park estate on Saturday 11th November, 10.50am to 11.10am.

On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, meet at the Calvary in Hardwick village at Clumber Park where the names of the fallen of the estate will be read and the last post sounded from 10.45am. Followed by Sunday Service at 11.30am in the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin.

National Holocaust Centre and Museum

A special Curatorial event on Remembrance Sunday (12th November) is to be held, remembering the liberation of Begen-Belsen by British troops in 1945.

A two-minute silence will take place at 11.00am in the Memorial Gardens, followed by a Curator-led short talk about key sculptures that link to Bergen-Belsen, remembering military and civilian service people.

Running twice, at 11.30am to 12.30pm and at 2.30pm to 3.30pm, this unique event commemorating Remembrance Sunday will feature artefacts found at liberation, experiences from the survivor community and from the British troops who helped them to freedom.

Please note this event is not suitable for primary school-aged children. Booking is advised; please visit

For more information visit the National Holocaust Centre at Acre Edge Road, Laxton NG22 0PA, or call 01623 836627.