Remembrance Sunday 2016

Remembrance Sunday services will be held at the following locations in Cheshire West and Chester on Sunday 13 November 2016. Have we missed your service? To have your event added to this page:

​​Chester Cathedral

The service will begin at 10am, please be seated by no later than 9.45am when the Civic Procession will arrive for the service. The service will last approximately 45 minutes the congregation will then move to the memorial garden for the two minutes silence at 11am and the laying of the wreaths.
 

Ellesmere Port Civic Square

Commencing at 10.40am at the War Memorial in Civic Square, the laying of wreaths will take place at 10.45am followed by a parade to St Thomas' and All Saints Church at 11.05am. The parade will return to Civic Square at 12.30pm and into the Civic Hall for refreshments after the church service.
 

Ellesmere Port Westminster

The parade will start at 9.30am at Westminster War Memorial. There will be laying of wreaths and a service led by Reverend Gordon Welsh.
 

Little Sutton

The parade will start at 1.30pm from Little Sutton British Legion. Laying of wreaths and the service will take place at 2pm at St Paul's Church.
 

Ince and Elton

A church service will be held at St James the Great, Parish of Thornton-le-Moors with Ince & Elton, starting at 6pm.
 

Neston

A service will be held at Neston Parish Church at 3pm followed by a wreath laying at the Cenotaph.  The parade will leave the Neston Royal British Legion at 2.30pm.
 

Northwich

The Parade will form on Victoria Car Park (adjacent to the Police Station) and set off at 9.45am for the 10am Service at St. Helen’s Church.  Following the Service, the Parade will proceed down Church Road to the Cenotaph for 10.50am where the commemoration, wreath laying and two minutes silence will take place.  Following this, the Parade will reform and march to Memorial Court where the Town Mayor will take the salute.
 

Willaston

The parade will start at 10.20am from Willaston British Legion. There will be laying of wreaths and a service at Christ Church at 10.30am.

Winsford

The Parade will assemble on the drive to Wyvern House Council offices from 10.15am and will be led by the Everton Road Boys Flute Band. The service will be conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Chris Moore and will commence at approximately 10.45am.

Following the Act of Remembrance, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Susan Sellers will lay a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and the Town Mayor and Consort, Councillor Steve Smith and Mr Mark Smith will place wreaths on the War Memorial and the Boer War memorial respectively in memory of those Winsford men and women who gave their lives for their country.

At the conclusion of the service, the Civic Party will take leave to receive the March Past in Dene Drive.

Cheshire West Libraries have organised a series of events to coincide with the forthcoming centenary of the end of the First World War.

Wednesday 7 November

Northwich Library, 10am-12pm: First World War Centenary coffee morning

Northwich Library will be hosting a coffee morning with representatives from the local Royal British Legion coming along to provide information and chat to customers about the Centenary.

Saturday 10 November

Barnton Library, 10am-1pm: Drop-in “Memory Morning”

Community event for residents to share their war-time memories of Barnton and learn more about the village’s history.

Tuesday 13 November

Helsby Library, 2.30pm: Researching Your Ancestors with Owen Powell.

Learn how to undertake genealogical research to trace your family story including where to start; which websites to use; searching the archives and dating photographs. Tickets are £3 - available from Helsby Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Frodsham Library, 7pm: Home Service during the Great War

Millions of men and women were engaged in Home Service activities that were vital for the war effort. Join Owen Powell to find out more about this forgotten aspect of the Great War. Tickets are £3 - available from Frodsham Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Thursday 8 November

Lache Library, 5.30pm: The Home Front in Cheshire & Wirral towards the End of the First World War

Mike Royden will talk about the impact of the First World War on local communities in Wirral and Cheshire, not only on the men and women directly involved in the conflict but also on those at home and the effects of the War in the years after it ended. Tickets are £5 - available from Lache Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

Friday 9 November

Neston Library, 5.30pm: The Home Front in Cheshire & Wirral towards the End of the First World War

Mike Royden will talk about the impact of the First World War on local communities in Wirral and Cheshire, not only on the men and women directly involved in the conflict but also on those at home and the effects of the War in the years after it ended. Tickets are £5 - available from Neston Library or via www.ticketsource.co.uk

There are also wonderful collections and displays in the following libraries:

Barnton Library - a collection of First World War memorabilia and related local history books is on display as well as an art display of poppies arranged and curated by Jackie Ormarod and the members of the library knitting group.

Helsby Library – a large display is available detailing how the war impacted on Helsby and details of the Helsby men who died in the First World War.

Neston Library - 'Great War - Neston Remembers' exhibition provided by Burton and Neston History Society is on display at Neston Library. The display illustrates how the war impacted on the everyday lives of Neston’s residents. As part of the exhibition there is a special collection about 170 individuals connected to Neston, who died in the First World War, diligently researched by Ian Norris. This is a unique and significant piece of work and will be of great interest to people from Neston and surrounding areas.

Northwich Library - A commemorative poppy display is in the entrance to the library, featuring a selection of books and a waterfall of poppies, all hand-made and created by the library craft group and other local community groups from Northwich town centre.

Sandiway Library - A commemorative book and photographic display relating to Sandiway community members involved in the First World War is available. The library is also decorated with poppy bunting designed and donated by the children and local craft groups who attend the library. A commemorative  Tommy figurine is also on display outside the library, by the Royal British Legion and the Parish Council.

Winsford Library – A display commemorating the Great War is on loan to the library from Crosshatch Gallery and Winsford History Society. Included are excerpts from Private Frederick Shaw’s Gallipoli campaigns diary (not originals); Private Shaw was based with the Royal Marine Light Infantry during the First World War and his name is inscribed on Winsford’s War Memorial.

Wharton, Weaverham and Great Boughton Libraries also have book displays themed around the First World War Centenary.

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