OVER the weekend of November 11 and 12, Tameside’s towns, villages and communities will again be holding services and ceremonies to remember those who fell in the two world wars and many other conflicts.
The Civic Mayor, Cllr Tafheen Sharif, said: “During the 20th century British forces, which included troops from the whole Commonwealth – from Canada and the West Indies to Asia and the Pacific – twice answered the call to defend freedom.
“Even though it will soon be 100 years since the Second World War began it is only right that we continue to recognise their sacrifice and honour those who defend us in these very troubled times when war has returned to Europe.
“I urge residents to attend the special ceremonies across our borough and to pay their respects to our brave servicemen and women, of all colours and backgrounds, both past and present.”
Saturday, 11 November (Armistice Day)
Act of remembrance including two minutes’ silence outside Dukinfield Town Hall 11am.
Service and wreath-laying at the memorial stone, Ryecroft Hall, at 10.30am.
Service and wreath-laying at the memorial garden, Audenshaw Road (opposite Stamford Road junction) at noon.
Service in the memorial garden, Lumb Lane at 2.30pm.
Service of remembrance and wreath-laying at Godley Hill Road war memorial 10.50am.
Service at St James’s Church, 10.50am.
Remembrance Sunday, 12 November
Parade assembles on Market Street (side of the market hall) at 9am and marches to Ashton Parish Church. After service at 9.45am, parade proceeds to Ashton War Memorial for wreath-laying at 10.45am.
Service in St Gabriel’s Church, Audley Street, at 10.15am followed by wreath-laying at adjacent war memorial at 11am.
Service in St John’s Church at 9.30am. Then procession heads to Hurst Cemetery for wreath-laying at the war memorial at 11am.
Service at the war memorial in the grounds of Park Bridge Institute at 10.45am.
Parade assembles at Canon Burrows School, Oldham Road, at 2.15pm and heads to near-by war memorial for service at 2.30pm.
Service and wreath-laying in Audenshaw Cemetery at 3pm.
Parade assembles at Denton Working Men’s Club, Grosvenor Street, at 10am and heads to Victoria Street remembrance garden to lay wreath. Then goes via Denton Town Hall to war memorial in Victoria Park for service of remembrance at 10.45am.
Wreath-laying in Thornley Park at 1.30pm.
Service at St Mary’s Church (10.30am) followed by a wreath-laying at the war memorial on the south side of the church.
Parade assembles on Church Street at 10am and heads to Droylsden War Memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.45am.
Service and wreath-laying at Chapel Hill memorial at 3pm.
Service hosted by 5th/7th Dukinfield (St John’s) Scouts at Tame Valley War Memorial in Dukinfield Cemetery at 11am.
Parade leaves Greenfield Street at 2.10pm proceeding to the town hall for service at 2.30pm followed by wreath-laying at 2.45pm.
Parade leaves Rosemount Trinity Methodist Church at 9.45am and heads up Bennett Street to George and Dragon for service and wreath-laying at 10am.
Parade leaves Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, at 11.45am for service and wreath-laying at Werneth Low war memorial at noon. Vehicular access will be available.
Parade leaves Broadbottom Community Centre, Lower Market Street, at 10.30am. Act of remembrance at war memorial at 10.45am.
Service in St Mary’s Church, Market Street, at 10am followed by wreath-laying at Mottram Moor war memorial at 10.50am.
Remembrance service in Mottram Church at 10.30pm
Service and wreath-laying at 10.45am at Mossley War Memorial, Mossley Park, followed by parade to the George Lawton Hall.
Parade leaves Armentieres Square at 10.30am and heads to Trinity Street war memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.55am.