VETERANS, troops and uniformed groups are set to take part in a Remembrance Sunday Parade in Andover.

The parade will take place on Sunday, November 13, to honour our servicemen and women.

It’s part of a morning of events, which will allow the public to pay their respects to those who served in battle and made the ultimate sacrifice.

The parade will begin at Bridge Street towards Winchester Street, onto Eastern Avenue and to St Mary’s Church for an indoor service at 10am, led by Rev’d Chris Bradish.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Phil North said: “As well as paying our respects to those have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, Remembrance Sunday is also an opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our current service personnel and their families - who do so much to keep us safe. As a town with strong military connections, I know St Mary’s Garden of Remembrance and the parade route will be packed like usual as Andover comes together to remember.”

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Following this, at 10.45am, there will be a special service held in the Garden of Remembrance, where the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire, the Mayor of Test Valley, the President of the Andover Branch of the Royal British Legion, Representatives of the Freeman of the Borough of Test Valley, North West Hampshire MP and the Andover Town Mayor will lay wreaths.

Children from local schools will also lay posies of poppies.

Following the end of the act of remembrance, dignitaries will travel to Eastern Avenue to salute the return parade.

As a result, there will be some road closures on Sunday morning.

9.45 to 10.45am:

  • Bridge Street

10.15 to 10.45am:

  • Western Avenue
  • High Street
  • London Street
  • Winchester Street
  • South Street
  • Eastern Avenue
  • London Road
  • East Street
  • Savoy Close
  • Newbury Street

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These closures will be re-enforced from 11.25am until 12pm.

For more information and a full parade route visit