Wilmslow and Handforth pay tribute to our fallen

Both Wilmslow and Handforth marked Remembrance Day with a parade and church service on Sunday, 12th November.

Wilmslow residents gathered to watch the parade pass through the town centre followed by a service to remember those who fought and sacrificed their lives while serving for their country.

Under the control of Parade Marshall Chris MacMurdock, the parade set off from the British Legion Club and made its way down to St Bartholomew's Church. Members of The Royal British Legion were joined by local councillors, police officers, army cadets, air cadets, scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, brownies and rainbows.

Following the remembrance service, which was conducted by Rev. Sandi Fisher, hundreds of local residents observed a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial on Chancel Lane.

Amongst those laying wreaths were President of Wilmslow Royal Legion Branch Jim McDermott, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council Martin Watkins, Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire Kathy Cowell, Tatton MP Esther McVey MP AND Mrs Yasmeen Desnavi from Cheadle Mosque.

The parade then marched back to the British Legion, stopping on Grove Street where the Salute was taken.

Meanwhile Handforth residents also honoured our fallen with a parade which set off from Handforth Youth Centre and marched along Old Road and Station Road before proceeing along Wilmslow Road to St Chads Church where the Handforth Remembrance Service took place.

Afterwards the Parade reformed and marched along Wilmslow Road to the Handforth War Memorial for prayers and a wreath laying service, during which a minutes silence was held.

Handforth Remembrance Day, Wilmslow Remembrance Day


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Dave Cash
Thursday 16th November 2017 at 2:07 am
It would be highly unusual for the Parade to be halted at the Review/Saluting point.