NOV 00] CITY
CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Bugler To Halt Shoppers For Armistice Day
in Coventry city centre will be asked to pause to acknowledge Armistice
Day in the fifth annual service at West Orchards Shopping Centre on
event is organised by the City Centre Company, West Orchards and Coventry
City Council in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.
Orchards Manager Paul Haynes said:
is such an important date and it is vital that we mark the day.
year is also the 60th anniversary of the blitz in Coventry and in
keeping with that, the service is slightly more elaborate this year.
Orchards shopping centre is an ideal venue because it is such a
convenient place for people to meet - we are looking forward to a very
Lord Mayor Sheila Collins and her consort Gordon Collins will arrive at
10.45am, and at 10.50am Cllr Bill McKernan will welcome everyone and the
Territorial Army will lower a flag.
10.53 Rev Tony Burford of Holy Trinity and Reverend Father Robert Wright,
Roman Catholic Dean of Coventry, will say prayers of Remembrance.
11.00 a bugler from the Coventry Corps of Drums will sound the last post
to commence the two minutes silence and a member of the Royal British
Legion will deliver the Exaltation and poppies will cascade from the dome
of the shopping centre down through the central atrium.
bugler will signal the end of the two minutes silence at 11.02.
whole service will be broadcast throughout the region by Mercia FM.
Collard, of the City Centre Company said: "Coventry City Council and
the City Centre Company are hugely supportive of this ceremony.
is vital that Coventry marks this day with great respect.
For a city that was completely devastated in the blitz, we have
more reason than most to remember those who fought for us.
the past five years the City Centre Company and West Orchards have been
organising the service with the Royal British Legion and the Council -
we are honoured to be involved in organising the ceremony."
[07 NOV 00] PARADE
TO START REMEMBRANCE SERVICE