About Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedoms we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave servicemen and servicewomen throughout history.

A service will be held at St George's Church, Wolverton for those that wish to attend, followed by a service at the war memorial in The Square, starting with the Last Post at 10.55am. The Milton Keynes Mayor or his deputy leads the wreath laying. Wolverton Town Band always plays the music.

Remembrance 2020


Because of lockdown, this year's service was very low key and was not advertised. The normal programme was followed but with no hymns or prayers, no programmes and no refreshments in Foundation House afterwards. Much of it had been pre-recorded by our Mayor, Adrian Moss. The Veteran speaking was Bernard Dacombe and the Young Person was a girl called Olivia.

Nevertheless, quite a few turned up to listen and pay their respects and several wreaths were laid. Poppies were available along with Donation Boxes for the Royal British Legion. As always, the Works siren marked the beginning and end of the two minutes silence, although you had to listen very carefully as it is hard to hear at this distance.

The wreath-laying was led by Cllr. Norman Miles representing Milton Keynes Council, followed by our Mayor and Yvonne Galuszka laying a tribute from our Twin Town Ploegsteert in Belgium. Other wreaths were from the Churches Together in Wolverton, the Western Front Society, First Wolverton Scout Group, Bletchley Park, Rotary Club of Wolverton and Stony Stratford, Inner Wheel Club of Wolverton, Wolverton Freemasons, Stanton Lodge. The service ended with us all saying together the famous words of the Kohima Epitaph: “When you go home tell them of us and say, “for your tomorrow we gave our today”.

Remembrance 2019

This year’s 101st Remembrance Sunday held on November 10th, saw an ever-increasing number of residents gathering to honour our fallen. Proceedings started with Wolverton Town Band playing and the Army Cadets and Masons parading around The Square. The Last Post sounded which was followed by the Wolverton Works’ siren that marked the beginning of the two-minute silence. The siren then sounded again to mark the end of the silence which was followed by the Reveille. Proceedings continued with poetry, prayers and reciting’s delivered by members of our community and heads of our churches. The crowd brought a massive feeling of respect and deliverance which was enhanced by the choir from Wolverton Churches Together.  

The congregation welcomed the support from New Bradwell British Legion, who allowed their Standard Bearer to take part in our service. We would like to thank our volunteers and generous public who managed to collect and donate over £1000 for the Royal British Legion. Refreshments were provided by Councillor Paul Fussell and volunteers from Foundation House for a donation which added to the collection for the Royal British Legion. The Masonic Lodge Bar was also open to the public for refreshments of a stronger nature.