Plans confirmed for 2018 Remembrance Day Parades and Services

Both Wilmslow and Handforth will mark Remembrance Day with a parade and church service on Sunday, 11th November.

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

Under the control of the new Parade Marshall, 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 proceed down Grove Street and Church Street for the 10am service at St Bartholomew's Church, which has been beautifully decorated for the period of Remembrance.

Berry Northen has masterminded the project, encouraging members of the congregation to knit poppies. She wanted to have at least 287 as this is the number of fatalities in the community and each of the 287 poppies bears the name and rank of each of the men. In the event she received over 600 poppies and the extra ones have been used to decorate the church.

At around 10.50am the service in the church will end and everyone 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 parade 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 the Royal British Legion.

In Handforth the Parade will start to gather at Handforth Youth Centre on Old Road from 9.15am. It will then start to form up in order of march from 9.30am - coordinated by the Parade Sergeant.

The Parade will set off from Handforth Youth Centre at 9.35am marching along Old Road and turning right on to Station Road. They will then proceed along Wilmslow Road to St Chad's Church where the Handforth Remembrance Service will take place from 10am until 10.40am.

Afterwards the Parade will reform and march along Wilmslow Road to the Handforth War Memorial for prayers and a wreath laying service from 10.55am to 11.15am. The Parade will then reform on Wilmslow Road for the return march to Handforth Youth Centre.

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Dave Cash
Friday 9th November 2018 at 4:18 pm
Wherever we remember the Fallen of the Great War on Sun, please pause & remember everyone who succumbed to the world-wide Spanish Flu Pandemic, which, which it is estimated, cost the lives of 50 million people (inc some combatants) or 0.3% of the World population in 1918/19.