Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on 14 November, is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
In 2020, Covid restrictions resulted in the cancellation of the traditional parades and services. Alternatively, residents were encouraged to pay their respects by displaying a poppy in their window, donating to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and observing a two-minute silence.
This year we welcome the return of the parades and gatherings, where our communities can join together to mark these momentous occasions. Remembrance Day services will take place across Fylde on Sunday 14 November.
Services across Fylde are always well attended and will take place as follows:
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 Elaine Silverwood, Fylde Mayor.
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 Cheryl Little, Fylde Deputy Mayor.
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. The procession will return to the Community Centre at approximately 3:00pm where refreshments will be served.
Assemble at the War Memorial, Station Road/Weeton Road at 10:45am. Following the Act of Remembrance, refreshments will be served at Wesham Community Centre.
Remembrance Service conducted by Revd. Jim Crawford at St Luke’s Church, starting at 9:30am, before moving on to the Memorial at Jubilee Gardens at 10:30am. A short service will be hosted by Cllr Jayne Nixon to encompass the last post and 2 minutes silence at 11.00am.
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.
Councillor Elaine Silverwood, Fylde Mayor, said “We are all very grateful that this Remembrance Sunday we are able to gather together and show our deepest gratitude and respect to all the men and women who have lost their lives or have suffered protecting their country and loved ones in all Wars.”
“For those who leave never to return. For those who return but are never the same.”
For a list of temporary road closures for Remembrance Day parades in Lytham, please click here
For a list of temporary road closures for Remembrance Day parades in St Annes, please click here
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