Tributes paid on 100th anniversary of First World War Armistice

Both Wilmslow and Handforth marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War today.

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, 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, Wilmslow 391 Sqn air cadets, scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, brownies and rainbows.

Following the remembrance service, hundreds of local residents observed a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial on Chancel Lane.

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.

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Terry Roeves
Monday 12th November 2018 at 12:59 pm
A formal opportunity for my family to remember the sacrifices made by a Grandfather, a Greatuncle, a Father and two Uncles in two World Wars.
And then there were those who came back with physical and mental challenges.
We do remember them.