Tributes to the fallen will take place across the region this weekend

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Towns across the borough will fall silent this weekend to remember those who gave their lives during conflict.

During this week, people can pay their respects by placing a poppy in the special cross of remembrance, near the fountain in Dudley Market Place. Plus, a number of services and parades will be held on Remembrance Sunday around the Black Country.

In Dudley, a service will take place at the cenotaph in Ednam Road from 10.40am. Veterans will be joined by servicemen and women and community groups in a parade from Vicar Street starting at around 10.30am. It will move along High Street, Stone Street, Priory Street, Priory Road before finishing in Ednam Road by the cenotaph. Uniformed organisations will meet in Vicar Street from 10am.

Several road closures will be in place to make sure the event runs smoothly and safely including Priory Road, Ednam Road, New Street, Tower Street, Priory Street, Stone Street, St James’s Road, Parsons Street, Market Place, High Street, Wolverhampton Street, Union Street and Vicar Street.

In Stourbridge, the service will be held at the war memorial at Mary Stevens Park, with road closures in place in Swinford Road, Love Lane and Stanley Road.

There will also be services in Cradley, Coseley, Gornal, Halesowen, Kingswinford, Lye, Netherton, Quarry Bank, Sedgley, Wall Heath and Wordsley. Full details of road closures for each area are available on the Dudley Council website. Councillor Dave Tyler, mayor of Dudley, said:

“It’s so important for us to remember the people from our towns who made the ultimate sacrifice. They gave their lives on the field of battle for our generation to enjoy the freedoms of today.

“The good people of Dudley borough normally turn out in their thousands to pay their respects and I expect this Sunday to be no different.”

There are also other memorial events in the run-up to Sunday being held in Dudley. On Thursday, a Festival of Remembrance concert with the popular Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir will take place at Dudley Town Hall. Tickets cost £5 and are available by logging on to or from the box office on 01384 812812.

On Saturday, veterans will join civic leaders and residents at the Clock Tower in Priory Street for the annual Armistice Day service to mark the end of the First World War. The service starts at 11am and includes the laying of wreaths and a two-minute silence. Priory Street will be closed briefly at 11am to allow for the service.


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