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Take time to reflect on Remembrance Sunday
Wednesday 6th November, 2013

Remembrance Sunday events will take place across Wigan Borough on Sunday 10th November 2013.

Wigan Council officers, MPís and councillors will join residents to take time to think about the sacrifices made not only by servicemen and women of historic conflicts, but also those who are currently serving in the armed forces.

Mayor of Wigan Borough, Cllr Billy Rotherham, will be attending the Remembrance Service parade in Wigan, along with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Manchester (Lady Smith), the MP's for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) and Ashton-in-Makerfield (Yvonne Fovargue).

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Phyllis Cullen, will be attending the Remembrance Sunday parade in Leigh, along with the MP for Leigh, Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham, accompanied by deputy chief executive of Wigan Council, Paul McKevitt. The Parade will leave Marsh Gymnasium Ullswater Street, Leigh at 10.30am and make its way to the Cenotaph in Church Street.

In the afternoon the Mayor, MP for Leigh (Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham) and MEP Brian Simpson will be attending the Remembrance Service parade at Golborne. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Golborne War Memorial, Barn Lane, at 2.30pm.

Events and planned routes scheduled across the borough for Sunday 10th November are:

ABRAM

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.

ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD

The procession will assemble at the Beeches (former 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 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 will then reassemble at Violet Street and proceed via Warrington Road and Bryn Street to the Town Hall for the March Past and Salute.

ASPULL

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.

ATHERTON

The parade will leave via Alder Street at 10.20am, 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. Wreaths will be laid by members of the Council and various organisations.

The parade will 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 Formby Hall.

GOLBORNE

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, Leigh Street, Golborne. The Service will be conducted by the Clergy of Golborne, after which wreaths will be laid by the Worshipful the Mayor of Wigan on behalf of the Council, other organisations taking part and members of the public.

HINDLEY

At 10.40am, the procession will leave Market Square/Council car park on Cross Street and proceed 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 Peterís 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.

INCE IN MAKERFIELD

A Service of Remembrance will be held in Ince in Makerfield. 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, 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.

LEIGH

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Phyllis Cullen, will be attending the Remembrance Sunday parade in Leigh, along with the MP for Leigh, Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham, accompanied by deputy chief executive of Wigan Council, Paul McKevitt. 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.

There will be a return procession 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 St.

LOWTON

A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Mary`s 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 right onto Davies Street 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 will turn left onto the A58 Liverpool Road and continue north to Church Road. The procession will turn right onto Church Road and proceed to St. Nathanielís Church for the Church Service. After the service the Parade will reassemble and proceed back along the same route to the cul-de-sac end of Walthew Lane.

SHEVINGTON

The procession will leave Bewley's in Broad O'th Lane, Shevington 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.

STANDISH

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.

TYLDESLEY

The Parade will leave the Market Square 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 C 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

Mayor of Wigan Borough, Cllr Billy Rotherham, will be attending the Remembrance Service parade in Wigan, along with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Manchester (Lady Smith), the MP's for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) and Ashton-in-Makerfield (Yvonne Fovargue). Chief executive of Wigan Council, Donna Hall, will be accompanying the guests. 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 minute 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 people 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.

There will be no return procession to the Town Hall at the conclusion of the service, but the Wigan Combined Ex-Services Committee and the Royal British Legion have asked the Mayor if he will take the salute from a saluting base in Market Street.


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