Haverhill Armed Forces Day 2017

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 15:26

On Saturday 24 June the people of Haverhill will have a chance to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces as part of the nationally organised Armed Forces Day.

Starting from 11.00am there will be a host of displays, parades and activities in and around the Market Square and St Mary’s Church.

On the Market Square there will be military vehicles and stalls by The Royal British Legion, Haverhill Ex-Servicemen’s’ Club, Haverhill Family History Group and the Army Police & Fire Cadets. At 11.45am a parade led by the Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadet Band will leave the Arts Centre and march down the High Street to arrive on the Market Square for a flag raising ceremony at 12 midday led by the Mayor David Roach.

Music and dance will be provided by The Apple Blossoms Vintage Singers performing 1940s big band style harmonies with dance demonstrations by Haverhill Sequence Dance Club.

The Armed Forces Day coincides with the St Mary’s Church Summer Fete and as such there will be children’s activities and a number of other family friendly activities available.

To keep the home fires burning and everyone in the patriotic spirit Haverhill Arts Centre is holding an afternoon performance of The Vera Lynn Story at 5.00pm. Be swept back in time to the 1940s, when Vera was the nation’s sweetheart, with a nostalgic show full of songs and stories. Go to www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk to book tickets.



10.30am-11.30am            Haverhill Choral Society – St Marys Church – singing a selection of WW1 & WW2 songs plus Karl   

                                        Jenkins Armed Man Choral Suite

                                        St Mary’s Church Fete

11.00am-11.20am            Sequence Dancing  - Market Square

11.20am-11.50am            AppleBlossom Vintage Trio – Market Square

11.45am                            Parade leaves Haverhill Arts Centre led by Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadet Band

11.55am                           Parade arrives at Haverhill Market Square

12.00 noon                       Flag-raising Ceremony led by Haverhill Town Mayor, Cllr David Roach

12.15pm-12.30pm            Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadet Band – Haverhill Market Square

12.30pm-12.50pm           Sequence Dancing – Market Square

1.15pm-2.00pm                Apple Blossom Vintage Trio – Market Square

2.00pm-2.20pm                Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadet Band – Market Square

5.00pm                              The Vera Lynn Story – Haverhill Arts Centre




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