Hull’s 22nd annual memorial service for those who have lost their lives on the city’s roads will take place on Sunday.
For more than two decades, the city has held a service for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which is marked on the third Sunday of November every year.
The global event remembers the millions killed and seriously injured on roads, as well as acknowledging the suffering of victims, families and communities.
Anyone who has lost someone on the city roads is invited to attend the service and have their loved one’s name added to the Book of Remembrance.
People can also bring photos of loved ones and light a candle of remembrance.
On Sunday (20 November), Hull’s service will return to its traditional home of St Mary’s Church, after being moved to the Guildhall last year and held online in 2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Councillor Christine Randall, Lord Mayor of Hull, and Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads and Highways, will be in attendance.
Today, Cllr Ieronimo laid a wreath on behalf of Hull City Council at the memorial stone for road traffic victims outside the Streetlife Museum of Transport.
Cllr Ieronimo said: “Each and every death on our roads a tragedy, which is why we must do all we can to ensure the roads are safe for all who use them.”
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and the World Day of Remembrance sends a powerful message to all road users to take more care.”
“I hope families and friends will find comfort in Sunday’s service as they remember their lost loved ones.”
Sunday’s service begins at 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church on Lowgate.
To find out more about the World Day of Remembrance, visit worlddayofremembrance.org.