Crowds heading up to Pots and Pans (Photo: Stuart ColemanĀ©2011)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Pots and Pans war memorial to remember those who have given their lives in the defence of freedom and democracy.

Trails of people of all ages filled footpaths in every direction making their way up the windswept hillside to the memorial. The mild but blustery conditions meant that walking was reasonably pleasant. Safety was overseen by the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.

Rev. Howard Sutcliffe led the service of dedication and remembrance accompanied by the Dobcross Brass Monkeys.

Following the two minute silence, which created a powerful moment of contemplation, ex-servicemen, local politicians and dignitaries, the police and youth groups all laid wreaths at the foot of the memorial.

To see more photographs of the service click here.



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