Remembrance Sunday Published: Wednesday, 09th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “The borough’s residents have the deepest respect for those men and women who have given their lives for peace, security and freedom.

“I hope as many people as possible will take the time to reflect and attend a service. Please support the Royal British Legion’s annual campaign and wear a poppy with pride.”

The council’s website - www.oldham.gov.uk/remembrance - features an online ‘Roll of Honour’ containing the names of all borough residents who lost their lives serving their country from the First World War onwards.

Our presence on social media Twitter and Facebook – will also be proudly bearing a Remembrance theme.

The Oldham Remembers website – www.oldhamremembers.rog.uk – is also being kept up-to-date with stories, names of soldiers who fought in the wars and images of Oldham’s past. 

This aims to bring people from across the borough together online in remembrance.

A toolkit, events guide and a resources page is available on the site so residents can research their own family histories.

Email oldhamremembers@oldham.gov.uk if you want to get involved or have any information you would like to see on the website.

Remembrance Sunday Services, in conjunction with Branches of the Royal British Legion, will be held as follows:

OLDHAM

War Memorial, opposite Old Town Hall commencing at 10.50am.  A procession will assemble at New Radcliffe Street at 10.20am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. All ex-service and civilian organisations are invited to accompany the Mayor. Crosses may be placed in the field of remembrance adjoining the War Memorial.

CHADDERTON

War Memorial in the Old Town Hall Gardens, Middleton Road, commencing at 10.55am.  A procession will assemble at the Chadderton Reform Club, Middleton Road, Chadderton at 10.00am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am.

CROMPTON

War Memorial commencing at 10.55am.  A procession will assemble at the Royal British Legion Club, Newtown Street, Shaw, at 10.30am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.40am.

FAILSWORTH

War Memorial, Oldham Road, commencing at 10.55am.  The parade will assemble at the Failsworth Health Centre at 10.20am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.40am prompt.

LEES

War Memorial commencing at 10.55am.  A procession will assemble in Thomas Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial.

ROYTON

Royton Park commencing at 10.55am.  Uniformed services to assemble at rear of the Co-op, on the car park off Radcliffe Street at 10.30am prompt. March off at 10.40 am to the Memorial at Royton Park.  March past Royton Town Hall afterwards.

SADDLEWORTH

Uppermill, commencing at 7.15pm and at the Pots and Pans Memorial on Sunday 13 November 2016 at 10.55am.

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