Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day services will be held across Fylde on Sunday 11th November 2018. Services across Fylde are always well attended and will take place as follows:

St Annes
Assemble at the Pier car park on North Promenade at 10:30am and proceed (route St Annes Road West and Clifton Drive North, returning via Garden Street and St Annes Road West) to the memorial at 10:38am. Fylde Council’s civic party will be led by Councillor Peter Collins, Fylde Maypr.

Lytham
Assemble at the Assembly Rooms at 10:30am. Procession to move off at 10:45am to the war memorial via Dicconson Terrace, Henry Street and Queen Street (returning by reverse route). The civic party will be led by Councillor Jan Barker, Fylde Deputy Mayor.

Kirkham
Assemble on Orders Lane at 1:30pm and move off at 1:45pm. The service of Remembrance will commence at the Cenotaph at 2:00pm. Following the service there will be a Blessing of the Poppy Arts Installation at the Cenotaph to commemorate the Centenary of WWI and the procession will return to the Community Centre at approximately 3:00pm where refreshments will be served.

Wesham
Assemble at the War Memorial, Station Road/Weeton Road at 10:30am. There will be a short parade prior to the act of Remembrance. Following the Act of Remembrance there will be a parade back to Wesham Community Centre where refreshments will be served.

Staining
Remembrance Service at St Luke’s Church, starting at 11:30am. This will be followed by a procession to the Memorial in Jubilee Gardens.

Ribby with Wrea & Westby with Plumptons
Remembrance Service at St Nicholas Church, Wrea Green starting at 10:00am, before moving to the Wrea Green War Memorial

Also taking place on Sunday 11th November is Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.

At 6:55pm buglers will sound the Last Post at more than 1000 locations, then at 7pm WWI Beacons of Light will be lit in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness after four years of war. At 7:05pm, more than 140 town criers will perform a specially written Cry For Peace Around The World, the first in New Zealand and then across the globe through the various time zones.

The Fylde Council event will take place on Lytham Green, adjacent to the Windmill. It will start at 6:30pm with heritage footage being projected onto Lytham Windmill. All are welcome to attend and are asked to park at Bath Street car park on Lytham Green following directions from stewards.

Cllr Cheryl Little, Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee, said “With the ongoing coastal defence development currently taking place in and around Fairhaven and the existing beacon – and recognising the wish for residents to take part in their own tribute to those lost or who participated in the war – we have arranged this special commemorative event to which everyone is welcome.”

Ribby with Wrea and Westby with Plumptons joint Parish Council and Staining Paris Council will also be taking part in the Battle’s Over commemoration with tributes starting from 6:45pm until approximately 7:30pm.