I just about caught the tail end of the parade on Temple Row as they headed round onto St Philip's Place. Was more veterans ready to go outside 103 Colmore Row. The Cenotaph was on Colmore Row outside of Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's. Sunday 10th November 2019 on Remembrance Sunday 2019. 101 years since the end of WW1. 80 years since WW2 started.

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Remembrance Sunday parade and service around Birmingham Cathedral (November 2019)





I just about caught the tail end of the parade on Temple Row as they headed round onto St Philip's Place. Was more veterans ready to go outside 103 Colmore Row. The Cenotaph was on Colmore Row outside of Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's. Sunday 10th November 2019 on Remembrance Sunday 2019. 101 years since the end of WW1. 80 years since WW2 started.


Remembrance Sunday for 2019 was on Sunday 10th November 2019. For the second year at Birmingham Cathedral and Colmore Row. I missed it last time, so managed to get to town in time to see some of the events going on here.

Parade on Temple Row

Heading up Cherry Street, I saw the parade on Temple Row heading past the banks. Got these views from the area in front of Lloyds Bank as they turned onto St Philip's Place past NatWest.

The were marching past Cathedral Square, home of Birmingham Cathedral (St Philip's Cathedral Birmingham).

I was hoping to see them on parade on Colmore Row, but Temple Row will do.

Veteran firemen and police as well on parade.

Marching around past NatWest.

Fire and police officers passing the Mexican Street Food place.

Also volunteers and St John Ambulance personnel.

I think this was the end of the parade on Temple Row.

Veterans outside 103 Colmore Row

I wasn't sure if there would be room outside 103 Colmore Row. But there was. Another man with a camera.

Veterans carrying flags of various regiments and the Union Jack.

Man at the front with a banner representing their regiment or unit.

Men at the back in bowler hats.

Crowd of people in Cathedral Square

The Cenotaph was this year on Colmore Row and a stage was set up, like every year. This time close to the top of Church Street and the Grand Hotel.

By this point the poppy laying ceremony was well underway. People could watch what was going on, on the pair of screens. In the distance is the core and cranes of 103 Colmore Row behind Birmingham Cathedral. With the BT Tower and Grand Hotel to the right.

From St Philip's Place. The Bishop of Birmingham was on one of the screens. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham would have been there too (not on display on that screen at this point). The Vice Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands was also present.

Heading back onto Temple Row, the screen was showing a poppy and The Royal British Legion logo.

Remembrance Sunday service on Colmore Row

By the time I got back to Colmore Row, most of the veterans were standing still waiting for 11 o'clock to come. Police and fire officers here.

In view of Birmingham Cathedral, was a bit hard to see what was going on here.

The Cenotaph. It goes into storage after the service is over, then comes back out for Remembrance Sunday. It used to take place in Centenary Square, and Victoria Square in one previous year. Been on Colmore Row now two years in a row.

People gathered at the Colmore Row junction with Temple Row West. Towards Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's

One last look towards the Grand Hotel. By then they were laying the poppy wreaths near the Cenotaph.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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