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Somme horses will also be remembered with wreath

Correspondent 11th Nov, 2016

TWO new wreaths are to be laid this Remembrance Sunday as Studley pays tribute to its war dead.

The first is by Studley Publicans, and the second – on the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme – will be laid by Ursula Lowe in honour of the horses who died during that campaign.

This year’s service will be on Sunday (November 13).

Participants can meet at Pool Road car park at 10am before heading to The War Memorial for the act of remembrance and service.

Seating will be available at the Methodist Church across the road with the service relayed inside.

Following the service the parade will march back to Pool Road for the salute, via A435, High Street and Crooks Lane.

The main A435 will be closed between Spernall Lane/Bromsgrove Road and The Barley Mow Island between 10am and 11.45am. Other roads will be closed as the parade passes through.

Also this weekend will be a tribute at 11 war graves on Saturday (November 12).

As part of the Living Memory Project, Studley Priory WI will be paying their respects at graves in St Mary’s C of E churchyard and St Mary’s RC churchyard.

At each churchyard there will be a short Act of Remembrance to commemorate the 141 days of the Battle of the Somme. WI members will then return to the Parish Centre to complete their Living Memory project and commemoration.

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