Fes­ti­val to mark end of con­flict

Rochdale Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A FES­TI­VAL of Re­mem­brance will be held next month to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Peo­ple are in­vited to gather at Rochdale Town Hall at 7pm on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2, to hon­our those who served and sac­ri­ficed their lives.

The pro­gramme will in­clude mil­i­tary bands, an act of re­mem­brance, and war sto­ries. It will be the first of many cer­e­monies held across the bor­ough to hon­our the fallen, as thou­sands of men and women from towns and vil­lages across Rochdale lost their lives dur­ing the First World War. Spe­cial guests will in­clude the mayor of Rochdale, Coun Mo­hammed Za­man, other coun­cil­lors and dig­ni­taries from across the armed forces.

Coun Janet Em­s­ley, cabi­net mem­ber for the armed forces at Rochdale coun­cil, said: “This will be a re­ally spe­cial evening as we re­mem­ber those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice, fight­ing to pro­tect our free­doms, lib­erty and val­ues. It is sure to be a mov­ing oc­ca­sion as the bor­ough pays its re­spects. We will re­mem­ber them.”

Tick­ets cost £20, in­clud­ing a pie and pea sup­per, and are avail­able from Rochdale Town Hall and www. rochdalere­mem­bers. eventbrite.co.uk.

●●The Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance will take place at the Town Hall

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