Handforth and Wilmslow pay their respects to the fallen

Wilmslow and Handforth both marked Remembrance Day with a parade and church service this morning (Sunday, 10th 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, 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, air cadets, army cadets, scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, brownies and rainbows.

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

After the wreath laying service the parade reformed and marched back to Grove Avenue.

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 proceeding 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.

Photo courtesy of Sgt Jason Hornby and Rob Sawyer.

Handforth Remembrance Day, Wilmslow Remembrance Day