EVENTS are taking place this weekend to honour those who gave their lives in the war. 

The Remembrance Sunday (November 10) service in Taunton will be at St Mary’s at 9.30am.

The civic party, along with veterans, scouts, guides and cadets, will then march through town, with the mayor taking the salute on the steps of the Old Municipal Buildings, in Corporation Street an hour later.

There will be a brief road closure to allow the civic party and parade to move safely on to Vivary Park.

The service of remembrance will be held at the war memorial in the park from 10.55am.

Cllr Smith will also lead the two-minutes silence around the Burma Memorial in the town centre at 11amon Monday, coinciding with the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War.

In Wellington, the Remembrance Sunday parade will proceed from Wellington School through the town centre to the service of Remembrance in the town park at 3.15pm.

Ahead of the Last Post and two-minute silence in the town centre at 11am on Monday, Wellington Mayor Cllr Janet Lloyd will lead a procession from the town council offices in Fore Street. 

Cllr Lloyd said: “My family have a proud tradition of serving in the armed forces and it is my great privilege to lead this procession.

“We are honoured to be joining people marking this ceremony in countless towns cities and villages across the nation.”

RBL branch secretary Peter Critchard said: “The event in Wellington is always popular and it is wonderful to see the level of local support.”