The borough will bow its collective head in respect later this monthas Remembrance Sunday is marked once again.
Details have now been published of a number of parades, memorial ceremonies and church services which will happen on the morning and afternoon of November 12, many attended by past and present armed services personnel, youth movements such as the Scouts and Guides, and local civic dignitaries.
The parade will assemble in Dootson Street (back of the community centre) at 9.45am then proceed at 10am along Warrington Road for the Service at 10.30am in St John’s the Evangelist’s Church. After the service, the parade will reassemble outside the church and proceed to Dootson Street for dispersal.
The procession will assemble at the Beeches (former Wigan Groundwork Trust), Wigan Road, Ashton at 10am for 10.15am when a wreath will be laid at the Garswood Hall war memorial.
The procession will then reform and proceed to St Thomas’s Church for the Service at 10.50am via Wigan Road, Gerard Street and Warrington Road. After the service, wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph. The procession then reassembling at Violet Street and proceeding via Warrington Road and Bryn Street continuing up the A49 Wigan Road to Ashton library for the march-past and salute, continuing to Osborne Road for dispersal.
Parade to muster at 10.30am. A service will be held at the war memorial, Finger Post, commencing at 10.50am. A procession will leave the Sumner Street headquarters of the British Legion at 10.45am and proceed along Scot Lane for the memorial ceremony.
Assemble at Atherton Collieries, Alder Street, at 10.10am for departure at 10.20am prompt. Wreaths will be laid by members of the Council and various organisations. The parade will leave via Alder Street, turn left onto High Street and turn right on to Tyldesley Road, stopping at the Baptist Church Memorial. Proceed on Tyldesley Road via Market Street and Leigh Road to the cenotaph. Afterwards reassemble on Leigh Road, circumnavigate the cenotaph and return along Hamilton Street to the junction with Tyldesley Road, turn left onto Tyldesley Road, right at bollards onto High Street, right onto Alder Street to the Atherton Collieries. The parade will be dismissed at Atherton Collieries.
A Service of remembrance will be held at Golborne war memorial, Barn Lane, Golborne at 2.30pm. It will be preceded by a procession from the Legh Court car park, Legh Street, Golborne, assembling at 2.15pm prompt. The service will be conducted by the clergy of Golborne, after which wreaths will be laid by the Mayor of Wigan, Coun Bill Clarke, on behalf of the council, other organisations taking part and members of the public.
At 10am, the procession assembles in the Market Square/Council car park on Cross Street, Hindley. At 10.40am, the procession leaves the assembly point and proceeds along Morris Street to Wigan Road proceeding to the war memorial on the corner of Atherton Road and Liverpool Road outside St Peter’s Church. A service is held at the memorial together with the wreath-laying ceremony followed by a service at St Peter’s Church. The procession then re-assembles on Atherton Road and continues onto George Street, Chapel Green Road, turns left onto Bridge Street, continues along Market Street, turns right onto Cross Street, left onto Morris Street and ends on the town hall car park for the National Anthem and dispersal.
INCE IN MAKERFIELD
A service of remembrance will be held in Ince when a member of the council and representatives of other organisations will lay wreaths. There will be a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Ince Cemetery, Lower Ince at 10.15am followed by a divine service at St Mary’s Church at 10.30am. There will also be divine service at Ince Parish Church at 10.45am, plus a service and wreath-laying ceremony at noon in the garden of remembrance, Smithy Green, Higher Ince.
The parade will assemble at Marsh Gymnasium Ullswater Street, Leigh at 10.15am proceeding at 10.30am to the cenotaph in Church Street gardens via Railway Road, Market Street, Lord Street, Charles Street and Church Street. The service at the cenotaph will be conducted by the clergy of Leigh during which wreaths will be laid by the various organisations. The Deputy Mayor, Coun Sue Greensmith, will lay the wreath on behalf of the council. There will be a return procession at the conclusion of the service, the route to be taken via Church Street, Vernon Street, Silk Street, Bradshawgate, Market Street and St Mary’s Way to the town hall square. A salute will be taken in the square when the parade passes along Market Street and those assembled on the square will be thanked for their attendance.
A service of remembrance will be held at St Mary`s Church, Newton Road, Lowton at 10.30am preceded by an assembly in the schoolyard at 10.20am. After the Service, a representative of the Council and other organisations taking part will lay wreaths.
The parade will assemble at 10.30am on Walthew Lane at its cul-de- sac end near Elm Street. The procession will proceed at 10.40am along Walthew Lane to its junction with the A58 Liverpool Road. The procession turns right onto Liverpool Road and proceeds to Stephen Street junction then turns left onto Stephen Street and proceeds turns right onto Davies Street and proceeds to its junction with Neville Street where the cenotaph is situated for the laying of wreaths at 10.50am. Following the laying of wreaths, the procession turns left onto the A58 Liverpool Road and continues north to Church Road. The procession turns right onto Church Road and proceeds to St Nathaniel’s Church for the
service. Afterwards the Pparade will reassemble and proceed back along the same route to the cul-de- sac end of Walthew Lane for dispersal.
Assemble outside Bewley’s in Broad o’th Lane, Shevington at 10.30am proceeding at 10.45am to assemble at Shevington Memorial in the Park at the corner of Church Lane. The Ceremony commences at 10.55am followed by a Service at St Anne’s Church.
The parade will assemble at Cross Street, Standish at 10.30am proceeding at 10.40am from Standish Unity Club along Market Place, Market Street and High Street, to the war memorial at the junction of High Street/Church Street. After the service the parade will reform and return along Church Street to Market Place to be followed by an all denomination service at St Wilfrid’s Church, Standish.
The Parade will assemble on the Market Square at 10.05am, proceeding at 10.25am to the cenotaph and Tyldesley Cemetery via Elliott Street, Manchester Road and Hough Lane. The service at the cenotaph will be conducted by a member of the clergy during which wreaths will be laid by the various organisations. Following the service, there will be a return procession to the Market Square via Hough Lane, Manchester Road and Elliott Street. As the parade passes the town hall, a salute will be taken by ward councillors and senior ex-servicemen.
The procession will leave the town hall in Library Street at 10.30am prompt and will proceed along Library Street, Rodney Street, King Street, Wallgate, King Street West and Crawford Street to the war memorial in All Saints’ Gardens. The two-minute silence will be observed at 11am preceded by the sounding of the Last Post and ending with Reveille after which the Mayor of Wigan will lay a wreath on the cenotaph on behalf of the inhabitants of Wigan to be followed by representatives of the various organisations. The ceremony will be concluded with the National Anthem. The procession will then proceed into the parish church for the service. There will be no return procession to the town hall at the conclusion of the service, but the Mayor will take the salute from the saluting base in Market Street (opposite the Queen’s Hall) as the service personnel parade by.
Deputy Mayor of West Lancashire, Coun Noel Delaney, accompanied by director of housing and inclusion,Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey will join the parade which marches from Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale, at 10.35am, to the war memorial on Sandy Lane for a service and wreath-laying ceremony at 11am, which will include a minute’s silence, Last Post and Reveille. Refreshments will be available after the service at the Winchester, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale and also at the Wardens’ Club, Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale.