COMMUNITIES across Powys will come together this weekend to pay their respects to the fallen.

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

After the conclusion of World War II, the British government, seeking to honour participants in both World Wars, officially replaced Armistice Day with the new Sunday observance, which was thereafter known as Remembrance Sunday.

The most recognizable symbol of Remembrance Sunday is the red poppy, which became associated with World War I memorials after scores of the flowers bloomed in the former battlefields of Belgium and northern France.

Remembrance events will take place across Powys this weekend and the County Times shares some below:



The Dolau Mixtures and Glasnant Morgan will be performing a concert of Remembrance at Whitton Community Centre from 7.30pm.



Aberedw's service is at 10.30am in St Cewydd's Church, Aberedw.


At 11am a wreath will be laid at the war memorial at St Nicholas churchyard by the community council representing the community as a whole while other wreaths will be laid by organisations and/or individuals before a two minutes silence

A service will be held at St Nicholas Church from 11.10am


A Remembrance Service will be held at St Mary's Church, Gladestry at the War Memorial at 10.45am on Sunday.


A parade will leave the clock tower at 2.30pm and head to St Mary's Church for a service then parade back to cenotaph for laying of the wreaths.


Remembrance service at St Michaels Church, Kerry from 10:45am.


A remembrance service will be held at the cenotaph on Brookside Square at 11am.

Llanbadarn Fawr

Llanbadarn Fawr Community Council will lay a wreath on behalf of the community at the Remembrance Service at St Padarn's Church Llanbadarn Fawr to be held at 3pm on Sunday, November 13.


A service will be held at Llanbrynmair Community Centre on Sunday at 10.30am led by the Reverend Edwyn Hughes.

Llandrindod Wells

A parade will form at the RBL from 10am and depart for the war memorial at 10.25am for wreath laying.

Following the service the parade will proceed towards the Auto Palace before continuing to the RBL.

Following this the Mayor joins the RBL representatives at the County War Memorial where he usually lays a wreath.

The Llandrindod Wells Town Band will be playing for the first time since the end of lockdown.

Llanfair Caereinion

Llanfair Caereinion's Church Service is starting at 10am and then the parade at the War Memorial at 10.45am on Sunday.

Powys High Sheriff Tom Jones OBE will be present at the service and parade and will be laying a wreath .

He will also be presenting Hazel Davies with her Long Service badge and letter from the RBL for 25 years of Service to the Poppy Appeal in front of our waterfall of poppies at St Mary's Church.


A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St Cadmarch Church at 10.45am


A service will be held at Llangynog Memorial Hall, Llangynog at 10.45am


Remembrance Sunday will be begin at 9.30am with the parade assembling on High Street for a parade to St Idloes Church. The service will start at 10am and then there will be a parade back to the Cenotaph for 11am for the last post and wreath laying.


A service will be held at St Mary's Church, Llanllugan at 3pm.


A service will be held at St Silin's Church, Llansilin at 10.30am

Llanwrtyd Wells

A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St James' Church at 10.45am


Llanyre will be having a wreath laying ceremony at 11am on Sunday after a brief church service at 10.45am. This is well supported and includes the WI, the Community Council, various Church groups, the community itself, and of course the children.


The chair of the community council will be laying a wreath at the village memorial at 11am on Sunday.


Wreaths, including that of the community council, will be laid in either the church or chapel, on Sunday.


Remembrance Sunday will begin with a parade from The Monty Club on Broad Street to the war memorial, starting at 10.15am.

A civic service will be held at the memorial at 10.30am and the mayor will lead the wreath laying from 10.50am ahead of the two minute silence at 11am.

The parade will depart for the Baptist Chapel at 11.10am with the service led by RBL Chaplin, Rev Canon Nia Wyn Morris.

At 11.50am the parade will return to the Monty Club for an address by the mayor with a buffet for parade organisers and participants.


Wreath laying will take place at the war memorial from 10.45am.


Wreath laying will be held at the war memorial from 10am followed by procession to St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne for service.


Remembrance service at Sarn Baptist Chapel from 10.45am.


At 10.30am a parade will depart Park Lane in Welshpool and head to St Mary's Church for an 11am service which will be followed by wreath laying at the church and refreshments in Welshpool Town Hall.