Haverhill Armed Forces Day 2017
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