Town to pay tribute with parades
REMEMBRANCE parades will take place across Macclesfield on Sunday (November 12) in tribute to those who lost their lives in conflict.
The Macclesfield parade will start outside the town hall at 10.20am and head down Mill Street for a service at the cenotaph at Park Green.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs will lead a parade in Poynton with Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band, and lay a wreath at the cenotaph in St George’s Church. The parade will leave the civic centre car park at 9.35am for a service at 10am. The Act of Remembrance starts at 10.59am at St George’s Church.
In Bollington, the parade will be led by Bollington Brass Band from the Bollington Recreation Ground to the Memorial Gardens.
It sets off at 10am for the service at 10.55am.
After the memorial service the parade will proceed back to Adlington Road with a salute outside the Civic Hall before ending at the Recreation Ground car park at 11.45am.
There will also be a Remembrance concert at the Methodist Church at 7pm with performances from Bollington Brass Band, Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir, with music direction from Funky Treacle. Tickets are £10 in advance from 01625 575016, or £12 on the door.
Rainow Remembrance Day Service begins at 10am with a procession at 10.40am and a two minutes silence at 11am. Events are also planned for Gawsworth and Prestbury.
At 11am on Saturday, November 11, there will be a service marking Armistice Day outside Macclesfield Town Hall.
Later that day, at 7.30pm, there are two concerts of remembrance.
One is at Macclesfield Methodist Church, organised by the RBL, and the other held at St Michael’s Church, organised by the Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club. The latter will feature performances from Macclesfield Youth Brass Bands and Drum Corps.
Tickets are £8 with children under 16 go free.