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Laying of the First Poppy 2019

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston will lay the first poppy on the Field of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Linthorpe Road on Thursday, November 7.

Those taking part will assemble at the Cenotaph at 10.30am.

Afterwards the Mayor and Civic Party will move to the Town Hall where at around noon the Mayor will turn a page in each of the Books of Remembrance to honour the men and women from the Middlesbrough area who lost their lives in each of the two World Wars and other conflicts.

The Mayor will also attend the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service on Sunday, November 10.

The Parade will form up at 10.30am ready to march up to the Cenotaph for the service, which should finish at around 12.30pm.