Poppy day parades to take place across Mid-Ulster

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REMEMBRANCE services and parades will take place across Mid-Ulster on Sunday.

The Royal British Legion will be remembering the fallen of the Two World Wars and other conflicts at services in Cookstown and Magherafelt as well as in neighbouring towns and villages.

The largest remembrance event will as usual take place at the cenotaph in Cookstown town centre followed by a service of remembrance in the First Presbyterian Church at 11.30am.

In neighbouring Stewartstown, a service will be held in the Presbyterian Church and the Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph.

Over in Magherafelt, the local branch of the Royal British Legion will form up in the Rainey Street car park at 10.15am on Sunday and make their way to First Presbyterian Church.

Wreaths will be placed at the church war memorial by branch President Thompson Chambers and representatives of the various organisations taking part.

The ex-service personnel will make their way back through the town led by Aughagaskin Accordion Band, to the car park.

In the evening, the branch will hold another service at Tobermore Presbyterian Church at 6.30pm. Remembrance parades will also be held in Castledawson and Maghera.