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Remembrance Sunday 2011
Friday 4th November, 2011

Remembrance Sunday 2011
The Mayor and Consort, with Rev Ray Hutchinson at this yearís D Day Memorial in Wigan town centre

Civic events to in honour of soldiers, sailors, airmen and women and all affected by war and conflict will be taking place across Wigan Borough on Remembrance Sunday.

The Mayor, Cllr Joy Birch, will lead the principal civic ceremony at the Cenotaph in Wigan town centre, and there are events in all communities being led by dignitaries and veterans at various times on Sunday 13th November.

The Mayor says: ďWe take this opportunity to think on those who have fought for us, for those that served, those that supported them and the sacrifices they made. Please make time in your day to remember. I invite you attend an event on Sunday to show your respect.Ē

Parades will focused upon war memorials and churches throughout the area, with the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Myra Whiteside, leading the ceremony in Leigh on Sunday morning.


The parade will assemble in the car park of St Johnís School, Simpkin Street at 9.45am then proceed at 10.00am along Warrington Road for the service at 10.30am in St Johnís Parish Church. After the service, the parade will reassemble outside the church and proceed to St Johnís School for dispersal.

Ashton in Makerfield

The procession will assemble at the Beeches (formerly Wigan Groundwork Trust), Wigan Road, Ashton at 10.00am for 10.15am when a wreath will be laid at the Garswood Hall War Memorial.

The procession will then reform and proceed to St Thomasí Church for the service at 10.50am via Wigan Road, Gerard Street and Warrington Road. After the service, wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph. The procession then reassembling at Violet Street and proceeding via Warrington Road and Bryn Street to the town hall for the march past and salute, continuing to Council Avenue for dispersal.


A service will be held at the War Memorial, Finger Post, commencing at 10.50am
A procession will leave the Sumner Street Headquarters of the British Legion at 10.45am and proceed along Scot Lane for a Service at the War Memorial. Please note, there will be no parade from Cale Lane headquarters of the New Springs Soldiers and Sailors Club.


10.20am Assemble at Formby Hall, Alder Street for departure at 10.30am prompt. Wreaths will be laid by members of the Council and various organisations. The parade will leave via Alder Street, turn left onto High Street and turn right on to Tyldesley Road, stopping at the Baptist Church Memorial. Proceed on Tyldesley Road via Market Street and Leigh Road to the Cenotaph. Return: Reassemble on Leigh Road, circumnavigate the cenotaph and return along Hamilton Street to the junction with Tyldesley Road, turn left onto Tyldesley Road, right at bollards onto High Street, right onto Alder Street to the Formby Hall. The parade will be dismissed at Formby Hall.


A service of remembrance will be held at Golborne War Memorial, Barn Lane, Golborne at 2.30pm It will be preceded by a procession from the Legh Court car park on Legh Street, assembling at 2.15pm prompt. The service will be conducted by the clergy of Golborne, after which wreaths will be laid by the Mayor on behalf of the council, other organisations taking part and members of the public.


At 10.00am, the procession assembles in the Market Square/car park on Cross Street, Hindley. At 10.40am, the procession leaves the assembly point and proceeds along Morris Street to Wigan Road proceeding to the War Memorial on the corner of Atherton Road and Liverpool Road outside St Peterís Church. A service is held at the Memorial together with the wreath laying ceremony followed by a service at St Peters Church.

The procession then re-assembles on Atherton Road and continues onto George Street, Chapel Green Road, turns left onto Bridge Street, continues along Market Street, turns right onto Cross Street, left onto Morris Street and ends on the town hall car park for the National Anthem and dispersal.


A service of remembrance will be held in Ince in Makerfield when a member of the council and representatives of other organisations will lay wreaths. There will be a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Ince Cemetery, Lower Ince at 10.15am conducted by, followed by a divine service at St Maryís Church at 10.30am There will also be divine service at Ince Parish Church at 10.45am. There will then be a service and wreath laying ceremony at 12 noon in the Garden of Remembrance, Smithy Green, Higher Ince.


The Parade will assemble at Marsh Gymnasium Ullswater Street, Leigh at 10.15am proceeding at 10.30am to the Cenotaph in Church Street Gardens via Railway Road, Market Street, Lord Street, Charles Street and Church Street. The Service at the Cenotaph will be conducted by the clergy of Leigh during which wreaths will be laid by the various organisations etc. The Deputy Mayor will lay the wreath on behalf of the council.

There will be a return procession at the conclusion of the service, the route to be taken being along Church Street, Vernon Street, Bradshawgate, Market Street and St Mary's Way to the Town Hall Square. A salute will be taken on the town hall square when the parade passes along Market Street and those assembled on the square will be thanked for their attendance.


A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Maryís Church, Newton Road, Lowton at 10.30am preceded by an assembly in the schoolyard at 10.20am After the service, which will be conducted by Reverend William Stalker, a representative of the council and other organisations taking part will lay wreaths.

Platt Bridge

The parade will assemble at 10.30am on Walthew Lane at its cul-de-sac end near Elm Street. The procession will proceed at 10.40am along Walthew Lane to its junction with the A58 Liverpool Road. The procession turns right onto Liverpool Road and proceeds to Stephen Street junction then turns left onto Stephen Street and proceeds turns right onto Davies Street and proceeds to its junction with Neville Street where the Cenotaph/War Memorial is situated for the laying of wreaths at 10.50am.

Following the laying of wreaths, the procession turns left onto the A58 Liverpool Road and continues north to Church Road. The procession turns right onto Church Road and proceeds to St. Nathanielís Church for the service. After the service the Parade will reassemble and proceed back along the same route to the cul-de-sac end of Walthew Lane for dispersal.


Assemble outside Bewley's in Broad O'th Lane, Shevington at 10.30am proceeding at 10.45am to assemble at Shevington Memorial in the Park at the corner of Church Lane. The Ceremony commences at 10.55am followed by a service at St Anneís Church.


The parade will assemble at Cross Street, Standish at 10.30am proceeding at 10.40am from Standish Unity Club along Market Place, Market Street and High Street, to the War Memorial at the junction of High Street/Church Street. After the service the parade will reform and return along Church Street to Market Place to be followed by an all denomination service at St Wilfridís Church, Standish.


The parade will assemble on the Market Square at 10.20am, proceeding at 10.25am to the Cenotaph Tyldesley Cemetery via Elliott Street, Manchester Road and Hough Lane. The service at the Cenotaph will be conducted by the Reverend Straton, during which wreaths will be laid by the various organisations. Following the service, there will be a return procession to the Market Square via Hough Lane, Manchester Road and Elliott Street. As the parade passes the town hall, a salute will be taken by ward councillors and senior ex-servicemen.

Wigan town centre

The procession will leave the town hall in Library Street at 10.30am prompt and will proceed along Library Street, Rodney Street, King Street, Wallgate, King Street West and Crawford Street to the War Memorial in All Saints' Gardens. The two minutes silence will be observed at 11.00am preceded by the sounding of the 'Last Post' and ending with 'Reveille'. Following the sounding of 'Reveille' the Mayor will lay a wreath on the War Memorial on behalf of the inhabitants of Wigan to be followed by representatives of the various organisations. The ceremony will be concluded with the National Anthem. The procession will then proceed into the Parish Church for the service.

On the 11th day itself, at 11am, council leaders and officers will observe the two minutes' silence on the town hall steps in Wigan.

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