Pupils make 100 poppies for Handforth's Remembrance Commemorations

Remembrance Sunday was marked in Handforth yesterday with a parade and church service to honour those who lost their lives whilst fighting for their country.

The parade set off from Handforth Youth Centre at 10am marching along Old Road, Station Road and Wilmslow Road to St Chads Church where the Handforth Remembrance Service took place.

Rev. Steve Burmester conducted a minutes silence during the service and afterwards the parade reformed and marched along Wilmslow Road to the site where the new Handforth War Memorial will be located, for a short service, blessing and wreath laying ceremony.

Unfortunately the new memorial was not completed in time, due to a problem sourcing the stone for the central block, so Year 3 and 4 pupils from Wilmslow Grange Primary School made over 100 poppies which helped turn the construction site and foundations into a more fitting memorial for the day.

Anthony Harrison, Chairman of Handforth Community War Memorial Foundation, said "I was overwhelmed that once again the community came together in great numbers to show their support to the work of the armed forces and the sacrifices made by so many so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today."

Light refreshments were then served back at the Handforth Youth Centre where music was provided by the Oakmere Singers.

Anthony added "We have been informed that the memorial will be complete and installed within the next four weeks but this is one parameter that is out of the trustees control."

Photos courtesy of Derek Ferguson and Anthony Harrison.

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Sheila Rovira
Monday 9th November 2015 at 11:16 pm
Well done to the trustees of Handforth community war memorial foundation ,when it is finished this month it will be a memorial for future generations ,thank you to everyone involved