People across Harborough are being urged to stay at home on Remembrance Sunday

Many services and parades have been cancelled or scaled back - so people are being asked to pay their respects from their homes

By Philip Hibble
Thursday, 5th November 2020, 10:17 am
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 10:18 am
Stewart Harrison, chairman of the Market Harborough branch of the RBL, and his family at their poppy stall.
Stewart Harrison, chairman of the Market Harborough branch of the RBL, and his family at their poppy stall.

People across Harborough are being exhorted to stay at home on Remembrance Sunday (November 8) by the council and find other ways to honour the fallen.

Many services and parades have been cancelled or scaled back in line with Government guidance as the new Covid-19 lockdown is imposed on Thursday.

“The Market Harborough Remembrance parade will not be happening this year,” said Harborough council.

The Royal British Legion is asking people to commemorate Remembrance Day by:

- Creating a remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance

- Using Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity

- Creating an online exhibition of remembrance-related photos from residents that schools or others could use to discuss local remembrance activities.

Full details of information and resources can be found on the Royal British Legion website here: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembranceCovid-19 has also meant that the Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal has had to go online.

But families can still get involved by downloading and colouring in a Remembrance poppy to display in their window as a shot of support: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate?gclid=CjwKCAjwlID8BRAFEiwAnUoK1Q9mzcgGo6Yy0Qw01cn55gRTegqLjkwlYYNELMnZV5wjGwtprAdplxoCOmwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds