Remembrance Day 2022: Which roads will be closed across Newcastle for remembrance events?

Parades are happening across the region this weekend.

Newcastle City Council has announced which roads will be closed this week to make way for the city’s main Remembrance Sunday parade.

The large city centre service is set to take place on Sunday with a military parade from the Civic Centre to the City War Memorial at Old Eldon Square.

Which roads will be closed in Newcastle for Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Day 2022: Which roads will be closed across Newcastle for remembrance events? (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

Seven roads across Newcastle city centre will be closed to accommodate the march and services within the area with cars not able to access the roads. These will all be in place between 10am and 12:30pm on Sunday, November 13.

Sandyford Road will be closed from the Civic Centre Car Park access road to St Marys Place St Marys Place will be closed from John Dobson Street to Percy Street Percy Street will be closed from St Marys Place to Blackett Street Blackett Street will be closed from Percy Street to Northumberland Street Northumberland Street will be closed from Blackett Street to Northumberland Road Northumberland Road will be closed from Northumberland Street to John Dobson Street John Dobson Street - from Northumberland Road to St Mary’s Place

What is happening in Newcastle for Remembrance Sunday?

Events in the morning will get underway with the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Karen Robinson laying wreaths on various memorials around Newcastle Civic Centre. These will be the Renwick War Memorial, the Burma Star Memorial, the Memorial to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the South Africa War Memorial.

Following the laying of the wreaths, the Remembrance Day march will take place from the Civic Centre to old Eldon Square’s City War Memorial. This will also be the main city centre site of the two minute silence at 11am.

A Service of Remembrance will then take place, led by the Dean of Newcastle Cathedral where wreaths will be placed on the City War Memorial before the Lord Mayor moves on to Grey’s Monument before the parade returns to the Civic Centre.

The public are able to line the route of the parade as the city remembers those lost at war from the First World War until the present day. Cadets, veterans, training corps and detachments from various regiments are expected to be involved in the parade.