Special Photo Cover of Christmas Lantern Parade, Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ Grotto & Christmas Market


Our photographer Peter Cull has kindly shared some images from Saturday night’s Lantern Parade through Memorial Park, The Christmas Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ grotto and the Christmas Market in the Mechanics Institute where crafts were on sale and mulled wine was served by volunteers from Horwich End WI.

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Lamppost Poppies – Thank you!

Many people will have noticed the large lamppost poppies which went up throughout Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale on the 31st October to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, and to remember those who lost their lives in conflict then and since.

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The project was organized by Whaley4Wards and 110 poppies were sponsored in total.  These poppies were sponsored by individuals and businesses for £10 each, raising a massive £1100 for the Royal British Legion to carry on their work.To put this sum into context, 36 parish councils took part in a RBL lamppost poppy scheme last year in Derbyshire, raising £4223 in total.

Thank you very much to all the sponsors who are listed HERE.

The £1100 raised has now been paid to the Royal British Legion, and the receipt is below ,alongside a letter of thanks from the Royal British Legion.

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WW1 Centenary Remembrance Day Commemorations in Whaley Bridge

The following photos have kindly shared by Whaley Bridge photographer Peter Cull, taken at the various  Remembrance Day events on Sunday 11 November 2018 in Memorial Park and at Uniting Church.

Full coverage may be seen by clicking here

The Royal British Legion Remembrance Service

The Concert by Whaley Bridge Band, leader Sheila Walton, at Uniting Church

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