Remembrance day

8 Nov 2018 03:17


The Mayor of Bolton will join war veterans and members of the public on Victoria Square at 10.45am. The service will include a two-minute silence, which will be marked by loud gun fire. At the end of the service, members of the public will be invited to take part in a guided ‘walk past’ of the war memorial. The public are again invited to meet in Victoria Square at 6.30pm to witness the lighting of the Remembrance Beacon at 7pm.


Parades and services are due to take place in Bury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Prestwich to remember servicepeople and civilians "who paid the ultimate sacrifice".

The Bury branch of the RBL has organised a civic parade for Sunday, followed by a Remembrance service at Bury Parish Church.

Veterans and standards will set off from Knowsley Street at 10.35am on Sunday, arriving in Market Place at 10.50am.

The Last Post and reveille — bugle call — will be sounded at the town’s war memorial at 11am, followed by the laying of wreaths.

A service will then be held at Bury Parish Church after which the parade will march to the Town Hall for a salute.

A parade and service will also take place in Radcliffe. The parade will march from the Royal Oak pub in Water Street at 10.45am, heading towards the war memorial in Blackburn Street.

A service will take place at St Thomas and St John at approximately 11.30am. Refreshments will then be served at the Royal Oak.

Radcliffe Brass Band is due to support the parade, playing the Last Post at the start of the wreath laying.

In Ramsbottom, the parade will set out from Ramsbottom British Legion, in Central Street at 10.45am.

It will then make its way along Carr Street towards the cenotaph for the Last Post at 11am, before the laying of wreaths and a short 10-minute service.

After this, the parade will move on to St Paul’s Church in Bridge Street for a service before marching back to the Legion at 12 noon.

The parade in Prestwich will depart from outside the Longfield Suit at around 10.30am.

It will then make its way to the war memorial, where a service will be led by ex-service personnel.

Music will also be provided for the Remembrance parade by the Besses o' th' Barn Band.


Rochdale and Heywood

Whitworth residents will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November.

Whitworth residents young and old will gather to remember those lost and injured during times of conflict.

The town’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations will begin with the Remembrance Sunday procession, which will leave as usual from opposite the former Town Council Offices (just north of the corner of Market Street and Tong Lane) at 10.20am. The processional route will be the subject of a road closure order for this short period of time and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

The procession will be led by Whitworth’s Mayor who will be supported by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Brass Band, plus the local uniformed organisations, Town, Borough and County Councillors, representatives of the town’s schools and places of worship, Lancashire Constabulary and members of the public.

The procession will arrive at Whitworth’s Memorial Gardens in Facit at approximately 10.40am, and will be followed immediately by a Service of Remembrance around the Cenotaph, including a two-minute silence at 11am. The service will be led by the Mayoral Chaplain.

Following the Service of Remembrance, everyone is invited to cross the road for warm refreshments at The Riverside (Civic Hall).

Other events taking place over the weekend include:

An evening celebration in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal will be held on Saturday 10 November at the Riverside, 6.45pm. Entertainment includes readings by Charles Foster, First World War songs by Freda Farnworth and entertainment by the Swing Commanders.

St Bartholomew’s Church will be open all day Sunday 11th with a WW1 themed café and the bells will peal at 7.05pm in line with the national event “Battles over-ringing out for peace”.

No cost to view the exhibits but a cost may be incurred at the cafe.

At 7pm there will be the Lighting of the Beacon “A Nation’s Tribute” located temporarily on Brown Wardle.

Members of the public will be able to view the beacon from a safe distance at Lobden Golf Club.

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