Armed Forces Week 2022 in Haverhill, Suffolk

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Saturday 18th June 2022 11am:
Outside St. Mary's Church in the High Street. Short service to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict with a clarinet rendition of ‘The Crags of Mount Tumbledown’. With the Mayor of Haverhill Cllr Bruce Davidson.

Monday 20th June 2022 2pm:
Short service and raising of the Armed Forces Flag on the Market Square. With the Mayor of Haverhill Cllr Bruce Davidson

Saturday 25th June 2022 10am to 3pm:
Stalls from the Haverhill Family History Group, Royal British Legion, Haverhill History Group, Air Training Corps, the Lancaster Restoration Group, and BLESMA: The Limbless Veterans charity will be available. There will be a children's activities area run by the Familiy History Group. All on the top area of the Market Square.

Saturday 25th June 2022 10.45am:
Rear of the Arts Centre. Phoenix Pipes and Bands will play a 5 minute piece

Saturday 25th June 2022 10.50am:
One minute silence to honour those Haverhill veterans, regular attendees at this event, who sadly passed away in the last few years and are fondly remembered. Rear of Arts Centre. With the Mayor of Haverhill Cllr Bruce Davidson.

Saturday 25th June 2022 11am:
Armed Forces Convoy sets off from rear of Arts Centre proceeding around town and arriving on Market Square at around noon.

Convoy Route:
Leave Arts Centre Car Park -> right onto Duddery Hill -> across Hollands Road roundabout -> left into Greenfields Way -> straight across Orford Road roundabout -> straight across roundabout into Cleves Road -> left into Burton End -> right into Chivers Road -> 2nd right at roundabout into Chimswell Way -> left into Park Road -> straight across roundabout by Hawthorn Road -> right at roundabout onto A1307 -> 3rd right at roundabout onto Withersfield Road -> left into Howe Road -> right into Arrendene Road (2nd entrance) -> left onto Howe Road -> left onto Withersfield Road -> left at Cangle roundabout -> straight across roundabout into Wratting Road -> turn round at roundabout by old Fox PH -> left into Chalkstone Way -> straight across at roundabout near Westfield School -> left into Shetland Road -> left at roundabout onto Chalkstone Way -> left at roundabout into Coupals Road -> 2nd left into Roman Way -> right onto Coupals Road -> right at roundabout onto Chalkstone Way -> left into Millfields Way -> left onto Wratting Road -> left at roundabout into Cangle Road -> 2nd exit at roundabout onto Lordscroft Lane -> right into Swan Lane -> straight ahead onto Market Square.

Map of the Armed Forces Convoy Route.
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Saturday 25th June 2022 11.15am:
Front of the Arts Centre. The Royal Bitish Legion standard bearers will be preceded by the Phoenix Pipes and Drums for a march along the High Street to outside Lloyds Bank, and then to the Market Square just before the convoy reaches there.

Saturday 25th June 2022 (approx) Noon:
Market Square. Armed Forces Day event with the arrival of the convoy vehicles, stalls from Haverhill Family History Group, Haverhill History Group and others, plus entertainment from the Victory Rolls and the Phoenix Pipes and Drums. With the Mayor of Haverhill Cllr Bruce Davidson and service flag raising at 1pm. Finishes around 3pm.

Saturday 25th June 2022 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm:
Market Square. The Victory Rolls singers will perform classic old time music hits from the ages. Time for a dance any one?

Saturday 25th June 2022 1.00pm:
Market Square. The raising of the armed services flags with the Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr Bruce Davidson, and the Royal British Legion standard bearers.

Saturday 25th June 2022 2.00pm:
Market Square. The Phoenix Pipes and Drums will perform a 20 minute piece.

Saturday 25th June 2022 3.00pm:
Event finishes.

Armed Forces Convoy snippet from 2021

A Haverhill Town Council event

Supported by Suffolk Family History Society (Haverhill Group)
and the Haverhill & Thurlow Branch
of the Royal British Legion