Park event will once again hon­our fallen

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

HEATON park is set to com­mem­o­rate Ar­mistice Day later this year, with a spe­cial event.

As the clock strikes 11am on Novem­ber 11, a lone bu­gler will play the Last Post, after which there will be short po­etry read­ings.

The trib­ute is in hon­our of all men and women af­fected by war and in par­tic­u­lar the men of the Manch­ester Pals reg­i­ments who were sta­tioned in Heaton Park in the First World War and of the RAF who were sta­tioned there dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

Car­o­line Clegg, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Feel­good The­atre Pro­duc­tions, said: “The park has played a ma­jor role in times of con­flict and fol­low­ing our per­for­mances of Whis­pers of Heaton on this day last year we re­alised just how spe­cial it is to so many fam­i­lies.

“We be­gan with a bu­gler play­ing the Last Post fol­lowed by a two-minute si­lence and many peo­ple sim­ply joined us for this poignant mo­ment of shared re­spect.

“In dis­cus­sion with Heaton Park we agreed that it would be a fit­ting legacy to re­peat it on an an­nual ba­sis and it is a priv­i­lege to be able to do so.

“We hope peo­ple will join us for this sim­ple act of re­mem­brance in this beau­ti­ful park.”

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