Vil­lage re­mem­bers sac­ri­fice of sol­diers

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AROUND 130 peo­ple at­tended a pa­rade and ser­vice in mem­ory of sol­diers who died in two world wars.

Ker­ridge has a me­mo­rial bought by the peo­ple of the com­mu­nity in 1918 to com­mem­o­rate vil­lagers who have given their life in ser­vice. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity take part in a pa­rade to the me­mo­rial each year.

More than 130 peo­ple at­tended this year for the pa­rade on Satur­day, July 9, from Jack­son Lane through the vil­lage for the ser­vice at the me­mo­rial.

Chloe Green, eight, from Bolling­ton St John’s school, told the life story of Ker­ridge sol­dier Albert Sigley who was killed in the First World War.

Su­san Poyn­ton, sec­re­tary of the Ker­ridge War Me­mo­rial Com­mit­tee, said: “It was very well at­tended with over 130 lo­cal peo­ple present.

“Steve Thomas led the ser­vice as­sisted by John Lo­mas. The Bolling­ton air and sea cadets at­tended with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Bolling­ton rain­bows and brown­ies. Bolling­ton Brass Band led the pa­rade and Rob­bie Richard­son played a flaw­less last post and reveille.

“David Rut­ley MP read the roll of hon­our and eight wreaths were laid in mem­ory of the fallen sol­diers.”

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