Festival to mark end of conflict
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