HUNDREDS of people in Redditch are expected to take to the streets on Remembrance Sunday as part of a full day of commemorations.

This Sunday, November 11, marks the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom people enjoy today.

This year the commemorations are particularly significant as the nation marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

There will be a number of traditional parades and ceremonies taking place across the town, as well as special events in the evening.

In Redditch town centre, at 9.45am, there will be a service at the Cenotaph in Plymouth Road, Southcrest.

At 10.30am a parade will go from the Palace Theatre up to St Stephen's Church.

Those who wish to be in the parade are being asked to arrive no later than 10.15am, and veterans are more than welcome to attend.

Simon de Buisseret, a Chelsea Pensioner, will once again be attendance.

At 10.45am there will be a service at the war memorial outside St Stephen's Church, followed by wreath laying and a service in the church.

The following roads will be closed to enable the 10.45am service to be uninterrupted; Unicorn Hill from its junction with Hewell Road up the hill, Bates Hill, Church Green West from Unicorn Hill to its junction with Prospect Hill, and Church Road from the bus depot up to Church Green West.

Expected closures will last from 10.15am to 11.45am.

In the evening, at 5pm there will be a peace and beacon lighting ceremony at St Stephen's Church which includes poetry, refreshments, and the lighting ceremony.

For appropriate times and more information on the evening ceremony, look for the Redditch Branch of Royal British Legion on Facebook.