Remembrance Day services will be taking place across Fylde on Sunday 12 November.
The annual event is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
Parades and gatherings will be taking place throughout the borough, giving communities an opportunity to come together and mark the solemn occasion by paying their respects.
Services 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 by reverse route) to the memorial at 10:35am. Fylde Council’s civic party will be led by the Mayor of Fylde, Cllr Cheryl Little.
Assemble at the Assembly Rooms at 10:30am. Procession to move off at 10:40am to the war memorial via Dicconson Terrace, Henry Street and Queen Street (returning by reverse route). The civic party will be led by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Anthony.
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.
Led by Mayor of Wesham, Cllr Doug Nowell, 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.
Armistice Day Arrangements
A two-minute silence will take place on Saturday 11 November to honour Armistice Day. The Mayor of Fylde will be attending at Ashton Gardens, the Deputy Mayor of Fylde will attend Lytham Cenotaph, and the Mayor of Kirkham will attend Kirkham Cenotaph.
Cllr Cheryl Little, Mayor of Fylde, said: “We gather together this Remembrance Sunday to show our gratitude and respect for those who have given of themselves to protect 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 information regarding other processions and services throughout the rest of the borough, please contact your town council directly.
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