Remembrance Sunday arrangements confirmed for Wilmslow and Handforth

Wilmslow Town Council is pleased to confirm the Wilmslow Remembrance Sunday arrangements.

A Remembrance Sunday Parade will depart from Grove Avenue at 9.30am prompt (participants to arrive by 9.15am).

The parade, under the control of Parade Marshal Andy Barrows (Air Cadets) and led by the Alderley Scout Band, will depart from Grove Avenue and pass down Grove Street before crossing the junction and moving down Church Street (passing Waitrose) and arriving at St Bartholomew’s Church.

All are invited in to St Bartholomew’s Church for the 10am service.

At around 10.45am, the congregation will make their way to the Memorial Gardens where the traditional 11am Remembrance Service will be held, followed by the laying of wreaths and crosses.

There will not be a second parade following the 11am Memorial Garden service.

Any group requiring a wreath should purchase in good time, directly from RBL Poppy Appeal at

Wilmslow’s Remembrance Sunday is organised and facilitated by Wilmslow Town Council in conjunction with St Bartholomew’s Church.

Arrangements have also been confirmed for Remembrance Sunday on 12th November in Handforth.

The Parade will set off from Handforth Youth Centre at 10.20am marching along Old Road and turning right on to Station Road. They will then proceed along Wilmslow Road to St Chad's Church where wreaths will be laid at 10.30am.

Afterwards the Parade will reform and march along Wilmslow Road to the Handforth War Memorial for a two minute silence at 11am. This will be followed by the wreath laying service. The Parade will then reform on Wilmslow Road for the return march to Handforth Youth Centre.

The Army Cadets will take responsibility for organising the parade and the gates to the Youth Centre car park will be closed for the safety of the children.

Old Road and Wilmslow Road will be closed for the duration of the parade and the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band will be playing during the parade.

The road closure and pipe band have been funded by Handforth Town Council.

Photo: Cascade of poppies knitted and crocheted by 40 volunteers at Quarry Bank Mill.

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