Where you too can hon­our the fallen

Middleton Guardian - - ARMISTICE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - EMMA CURRY

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

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