Where you too can honour the fallen
APARADE will process through Middleton to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, on Sunday (November 11).
This is one of seven parades held across the borough as part of this year’s Remembrance commemorations, featuring representatives from the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, alongside war veterans, dignitaries and the crew of HMS Middleton, who will provide a guard of honour at the war memorial.
Elsewhere in Middleton, people will use cakes and music to pay their respects.
A ‘Bake for Victory’ day will be held at the Crown Inn in Middleton on Saturday, November 10, from 2pm. There will be treats sweet and savoury, baked by locals, for sale.
This will be followed by a music night with DJ Musicvision, with a military twist, from 8pm to 1am, and all money raised will go to the Royal British Legion.
Coun Donna Williams, chair of Middleton Township, said: “It is important we take time to remember all those in the armed forces and show them our support and gratitude on this very special day.
“We will also be proud to welcome the crew of HMS Middleton to town.
“Please wear your poppy to remember those that lost their lives for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today.”
One reader, Lorna Gillibrand, of Rectory Street, Middleton has penned a poem about Remembrance Day. It reads:
The Remembrance parade last year Picture Harold Cunliffe