They shall grow not old ....... 100 years on

August 7, 1914 - the first batch of volunteers led by Sergeant Glover and the band marching past the Manor House on their way to the Brigg's railway station. (Pic courtesy of John Holland) EMN-141030-134754001
August 7, 1914 - the first batch of volunteers led by Sergeant Glover and the band marching past the Manor House on their way to the Brigg's railway station. (Pic courtesy of John Holland) EMN-141030-134754001
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One hundred years on from The Great War, Remembrance Day events in Market Rasen, Caistor and Brigg hold even more significance this year.

In Market Rasen, a Remembrance Service will be held in St Thomas’s Church at 9.30am on Sunday, November 9, followed by a town parade from the Market Place to the memorial in Chapel Street, marching off at 9.45am.

The town’s Royal British Legion will also hold a two minute silence at the war memorial on Tuesday, November 11, at 11am.

In Caistor, the parade will march off from the Market Place at 9.45am to the Methodist Church for a 10am service, followed by wreath laying at the war memorial at 11am.

And in Brigg there will be a number of events to honour its war dead at events in the town.

An exhibition is now open at Brigg Heritage Centre, with displays by students from Sir John Nelthorpe School, who have been working on a project to discover more about soldiers from the town who fought in World War 1.

‘Lest we Forget’ reflects on the lives of those who answered the call to war 100 years ago.

There is also a heritage trail from November 8 to November 11, with maps available in the bandstand over this weekend and from the Heritage Centre on Monday and Tuesday.

Students from the school are involved with the trail and will be helping with the distribution of maps and leaflets.

The weekend’s Acts of Remembrance start with the children’s Remembrance Service on Friday, November 7, at 10.30am at the War Memorial; the public is welcome to support the event attended by children from St Mary’s Roman Catholic Academy and Brigg County Primary School.

On Sunday, the parade will assemble on Station Road at 10.15am and walk to St John’s Church for the Service of Remembrance at 10.50am.

Following the service the parade will re-assemble by the Wrawby Street entrance to the church from where it will make its way to the War Memorial for the traditional laying of wreaths and two minutes silence at 12 noon.

Local organisations are urged to join the parade, which will be led by the Brigg Air Training Corps Band and members of the Royal British Legion.

On Tuesday, November 11, the town’s business centre will fall silent for two minutes to mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1.

All shops and residents in the town centre are being urged to observe the silence.