Plans for 2016 Remembrance Day parades and services confirmed


Both Wilmslow and Handforth will mark Remembrance Day with a parade and church service on Sunday, 13th November.

Those participating in the Wilmslow Remembrance Day Parade will assemble outside the Royal British Legion on Grove Avenue at around 9.15am.

The Parade will form up along Grove Avenue with civic dignitaries lining up directly behind the Royal British Legion. They will be joined by army cadets, air cadets, scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, brownies and rainbows.

The Parade will leave Grove Avenue at 9.30am prompt and march down Grove Street and Church Street arriving at St Bartholomew's Church for the 10am Remembrance Service.

The Service will finish around 10.50am after which the congregation will make their way across the road to the Memorial Gardens for the laying of wreaths at 11am.

After the wreath laying service the parade will reform on Chancel Lane and march back to Grove Avenue under the Parade Marshall's instruction.

This year the Salute will be taken on Grove Street as the Parade returns to Grove Avenue.

Refreshments will be available when the Parade arrives back at Wilmslow Royal British Legion.

In Handforth the Parade will start to gather at Handforth Youth Centre on Old Road from 9.45am. It will then start to form up in order of march from 10am - coordinated by the Parade Sergeant.

The Parade will set off from Handforth Youth Centre at 10.10am marching along Old Road and turning right onto Station Road. They will then proceed along Wilmslow Road to St Chads Church where the Handforth Remembrance Service will take place from 10.30am, during which there will be a minutes silence at 11am.

Afterwards the Parade will reform and march along Wilmslow Road to the Handforth War Memorial for prayers and a wreath laying service from 11.45am to 12noon, after which the Parade will reform on Wilmslow Road for the return marchto Handforth Youth Centre.

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Buster Wild
Friday 11th November 2016 at 2:47 pm
It really is a great pity to see the low numbers of people who now wear a poppy in remembrance of our service men and women who gave their lives for our country. The money from the sale of poppies goes toward helping injured service personnel and families. So please, next year dig deep in your pockets and give. Wear a poppy with pride.