Park event will once again honour fallen
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.”