SILENCE will fall across Oldham at a number of services and ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 14.
Held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion, residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.
Retired Sergeant Major Andy Thorpe, Royal British Legion member, Shaw and Crompton Branch, said: “It’s great that many of us are able to come together as a community this year to pay tribute to the servicemen and women who have given so much, as well as all of those who have been affected by armed conflict. As one community we stand together to say: we remember.
“Please continue to support the Royal British Legion’s annual campaign and wear a poppy with pride.”
Councillor Arooj Shah, Leader of the Council, said: “It was with a heavy heart that we had to limit attendees at last year’s Remembrance Sunday services to protect the health of everyone in the borough but especially the vulnerable, including our older veterans.
“Our residents have the deepest respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our peace and freedom and it’s important the day that is marked.”
Residents are invited to contribute to the Poppy Appeal, and donations can be made through the website.
Details of the Remembrance Sunday services across Oldham are online and below: oldham.gov.uk/remembrancesunday
|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 Chadderton 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 10.10am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.30am prompt.|
|LEES||War Memorial commencing at 10.30am. 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 Boyes Store, on the car park off Radcliffe Street at 10.40am prompt. March off at 10.50am to the Memorial at Royton Park. March past Royton Town Hall afterwards.|
|SADDLEWORTH||St Chad’s Memorial, Uppermill, on Monday 8 November 2021, commencing at 7.15pm and at the Pots and Pans Memorial on Sunday 14 November 2021 at 10.55am.|
Remembrance Sunday non – civic services
|DOBCROSS||Dobcross Bowling Club, Platt Lane, proceed through The Square, along Woods Lane to Holy Trinity Church and proceed back to Dobcross Bowling Club along same route|
|AUSTERLANDS||Huddersfield Road at junction with Heywood Lane|
|WATERHEAD||Church Street leading to Waterhead Memorial|
|BARDSLEY||From Ashton Road in direction of cenotaph, as procession
approaches Keb Lane, members from Methodist Church will join
the parade to the cenotaph. Parade to return to Holy Trinity
Church via me route.
UPPERMILL Saddleworth Peace Group will hold its white poppies remembrance
event on Saturday, November 13, at 11am at the peace pole in St
Chads Gardens, Uppermill.