Village remembers sacrifice of soldiers
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.”