Bor­ough hon­ours the fallen for cen­te­nary

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Remembrance Sunday 1918-2018 -

THIS year’s Re­mem­brance Ser­vices will be es­pe­cially poignant as Novem­ber 11, 2018 marks the cen­te­nary of the end of WWI.

The peo­ple of West Lan­cashire will join mil­lions around the na­tion to pay trib­ute to those brave peo­ple who have suf­fered or lost their lives serv­ing their coun­try.

West Lan­cashire mayor Cllr Noel De­laney, who will be at­tend­ing ser­vices in Orm­skirk and Burscough, said: “Re­mem­brance Sun­day is an ex­tremely im­por­tant oc­ca­sion ev­ery year when we come to­gether to hon­our brave men and women who have died in the ser­vice of their coun­try.

“As this year is the 100th An­niver­sary of the end of WWI, I would urge peo­ple to make a spe­cial ef­fort to at­tend a Re­mem­brance Ser­vice or pa­rade near you.

“West Lan­cashire is very proud of its links with the Armed Forces and large num­bers at­tend pa­rades ev­ery year.

“We will all gather with great pride to pay our re­spects to those who have made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice.”

Ser­vices in West Lan­cashire: Orm­skirk

The mayor, Cllr Noel De­laney, ac­com­pa­nied by West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Kim Web­ber, will at­tend.

The pa­rade as­sem­bles at St Anne’s RC Church at 9.35am for a short ser­vice which be­gins at 9.50am, and will in­clude a minute’s si­lence, Last Post and Reveille.

Then at 10am the pa­rade will march to the War Memo­rial in Corona­tion Park for a ser­vice.

There will be a minute’s si­lence, Last Post, lay­ing of wreaths and Reveille.

At 10.20am the pa­rade will march to Orm­skirk Parish Church for the main Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance, which will start at 10.45am.

A sa­lute will be taken out­side the Parish Church at 11.30am.

Tea and bis­cuits will be served in the new church hall. Skelmers­dale

The deputy mayor, Cllr Gay­nar Owen, ac­com­pa­nied by the di­rec­tor of hous­ing and in­clu­sion, Jacqui Sin­nott-Lacey, will join the pa­rade which marches from Liver­pool Road, Skelmers­dale, at 10.35am, to the war memo­rial on Sandy Lane for a ser­vice and wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony at 11am, which will in­clude a minute’s si­lence, Last Post and Reveille.

Light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able af­ter the ser­vice at the War­dens’ Club, Blague­gate Lane, Skelmers­dale. Burscough

The mayor will at­tend the pa­rade and ser­vice.

The pa­rade as­sem­bles out­side the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion head­quar­ters in Lord Street at 1.30pm and marches at 1.45pm to ar­rive at the War Memo­rial in Junc­tion Lane at 2pm, where a wreath will be laid and a short ser­vice will take place.

A church ser­vice will be tak­ing place at St John’s Church, com­menc­ing at 2.45pm.

Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided at the Le­gion head­quar­ters.

In ad­di­tion, parish coun­cils in Aughton, Lathom and Up Hol­land are ar­rang­ing pa­rades and cer­e­monies, and ser­vices will be held at many churches in the bor­ough.

At the HMS Ring­tail Mon­u­ment, Pip­pin Street, Ring­tail Re­tail Park on Satur­day.

There will be a short ser­vice and a two-minute si­lence af­ter which wreaths will be laid at the mon­u­ment.

Guests should gather at around 10am and the ser­vice will start 10.30am. All are wel­come. The coun­cil planned a num­ber ad­di­tional trib­utes mark the cen­te­nary.

A piper will play When The Bat­tle’s O’er in Corona­tion Park, Orm­skirk at 6am to mark the time when the Ar­mistice was signed 100 years be­fore.

In the evening, a bea­con will be lit in Bea­con Coun­try Park at 7pm.

Prior to the light­ing of has of to the bea­cons, at 6.55pm, Last Post will be played.

Silent Sol­dier Sil­hou­ettes have been placed at the war me­mo­ri­als in Skelmers­dale and Burscough, and a third will be placed by the memo­rial in Orm­skirk in time for Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

The Clock Tower in Orm­skirk and the Light Cube in Skelmers­dale will be il­lu­mi­nated red and white.

The memo­rial in Corona­tion Park, Orm­skirk

Mayor Cllr Noel De­laney will at­tend ser­vices in Orm­skirk and Burscough

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