Vil­lage re­mem­bers sac­ri­fice

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

KER­RIDGE vil­lagers re­mem­bered the men who died in the first and sec­ond world wars at its an­nual me­mo­rial ser­vice on Sun­day.

The me­mo­rial on Clarke Lane was erected in 1919 when res­i­dents formed a com­mit­tee to hon­our the vil­lage’s dead.

Ev­ery year a pa­rade winds through the vil­lage for a spe­cial ser­vice.

Sue Poyn­ton joined the com­mit­tee in hon­our of her dad Harry Gaskell, who was a keen pro­moter of the Ker­ridge me­mo­rial, which bears the name of Sue’s grand­mother’s first hus­band Wil­liam Bag­u­ley, the first Ker­ridge man to be killed in the First World War.

Sue said: “It was very emo­tional but a lovely day – the ser­vice and pa­rade were lovely, Bolling­ton Brass Band were won­der­ful.

“[Rob­bie Richard­son] who played the last post, was su­perb.”

The pa­rade in­cluded the Bolling­ton Air Cadets, Bolling­ton Brass Band, the Mayor of Bolling­ton Coun An­gela Wil­liams, Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Mac­cles­field and Con­gle­ton Burma Star As­so­ci­a­tion.

This year’s pa­rade was brought for­ward a week due to a clash on the cal­en­dar but the event will re­turn to the usual date – the sec­ond Sun­day in July – next year.

●● Bolling­ton Brass Band and, be­low, pay­ing re­spects at the me­mo­rial

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