Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.
Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.
Councillor Cath Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, with a special responsibility for remembrance services, said:
“Our residents have the deepest respect for those men and women who have given their lives for peace, security and freedom. I hope as many people as possible will take the time to reflect and attend a local service. Please also support the Royal British Legion’s annual campaign and wear a poppy with pride.”
The council’s website – www.oldham.gov.uk/remembrance – features an online ‘Roll of Honour’ containing the names of the many borough residents who lost their lives serving their country from the First World War onwards.
The Oldham Remembers website is being kept up-to-date with stories, names of soldiers who fought in the war and images of Oldham’s past. It aims to bring people from across the borough together online in remembrance and can be found at www.oldhamremembers.org.uk A toolkit, events guide and a resources page is available on the site so residents can research their own family histories.
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Oldham Remembers will be honouring Victoria Cross recipient Private Walter Mills VC on Monday 11 December with a Service of Dedication and unveiling of a Memorial Stone. The service will take place from 11am in Oldham Parish Church followed by the unveiling of the Memorial Stone in the church grounds.
Remembrance Sunday Services, in conjunction with Branches of the Royal British Legion, will be held as follows:
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.
War Memorial in the Old 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.
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.
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.
War Memorial commencing at 10.55am. A procession will assemble in Thomas Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial.
Royton Park commencing at 10.55am. Uniformed services to assemble at rear of the Co-op, on the car park off Radcliffe Street at 10.30am prompt. March off at 10.40 am to the Memorial at Royton Park. March past Royton Town Hall afterwards.
St Chad’s Memorial, Uppermill, on Monday 6 November 2017, commencing at 7.15pm and at the Pots and Pans Memorial on Sunday 12 November 2017 at 10.55am.