STOURBRIDGE will fall silent this weekend to remember those who gave their lives in war.

A number of services and parades will be held on Remembrance Sunday (November 12), to give people the chance to pay their respects to the fallen.

Soldiers past and present will muster outside the Council House in Mary Stevens Park, Norton, at 10.30am before marching to the war memorial where a service of remembrance will take place at 10.55am. It will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11am and a wreath-laying ceremony.

To facilitate the service, Swinford Road, Love Lane and Stanley Road will be closed between 10.15am and 12 noon.

In Kingswinford, Dudley South MP Mike Wood will join a parade from the Royal British Legion HQ at 10.30am to St Mary's Church, where a short service will take place at the war memorial outside ahead of a church service.

Afterwards veterans will make a return march to their Summerhill headquarters, where more than 500 people are expected to march alongside them, including legion members and unformed organisations.

In Wordsley, people will be gathering at Holy Trinity Church at 9.45am, before going outside to the cenotaph at 10.45am, where the wreaths will be laid and a two minute silence held at 11am.

Ward councillor Paul Brothwood said: “We have requested the police to come and block the traffic for a couple of minutes during the silence, but if they don’t turn up, myself and Cllr Kerry Lewis will do it.”

A parade is set to be held in Lye, with people assembling outside Christ Church at 10am.

It will start at Jackson Street, before heading down Lye Bye-Pass and onto High Street before heading back to the church for a service and the two-minute silence at 11am.

A church service will take place at Quarry Bank’s Christ Church at 10.30am, led by Rev David Hoskins, before uniformed organisations parade from the church to Stevens Park where wreaths will be laid at around 11.30am.

While in Brierley Hill, a short service will take place at the war memorial on Church Hill, where people are asked to gather at 10.30am.

Uniformed organisations will be parading from Bell Street towards the war memorial, where the service will begin just after 10.45am. After a two-minute silence and the laying of wreaths, the parade will then head to St Michael’s Church where a service will start at about 11.15am.

The Clent, Belbroughton and Fairfield Royal British Legion will hold its remembrance parade in Clent this year. People are asked to muster at Clent Parish Hall at 10.15am.

The parade will arrive at St Leonards C Of E Church at 10.45am, for a service, with a two-minute silence planned for 11am.

Meanwhile, Blakedown and Hagley Royal British Legion will hold its remembrance service in Churchill.

Veterans will muster at the war memorial at 10am for a parade to the Churchill Lane church where a service will be held at 10.30am.

A wreath laying service will also take place at the Hagley war memorial, at the junction of Park Road and Kidderminster Road, at 11am on Saturday (November 11).

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, said: “It’s so important for us to remember the people from our towns who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“They gave their lives on the field of battle for our generation to enjoy the freedoms of today.

“The good people of Dudley borough normally turn out in their thousands to pay their respects, and I expect this Sunday to be no different.”