Service of Remembrance 6th July 2019: 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landings in Normandy

A short service of remembrance was held by members of the Royal British Legion at the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Whaley Bridge at midday on 6th July to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

A wreath was laid by John Baker on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

Beryl Axel took the service, and John Cooke read from Lawrence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen”:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

David Woodward read the roll of honour of the fallen from WW2, and Laurie Walton played the Last Post.

Councillors and members of the public were in attendance.

All photos courtesy of Peter Cull 

Want to help out and have a lovely meal as well?

Whaley Bridge Luncheon Club is now in its 11th year of providing a homemade two course lunch for elderly or isolated residents of the area on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at the Uniting Church on Buxton Road.

Itʼs a very jolly environment and many of the volunteers have been with the club from the beginning. However we are looking for a few more volunteers to help out. The commitment? About four hours (five if you cook) of a Thursday every few months, helping to set up, serve and clear lunch for about 50 (donʼt worry – we have a dishwasher!). The reward? Mixing with some lovely interesting people and getting to have a tasty lunch with them.

If you or anyone you know think they can help and would like to be part of the club please ring Stella on 01663 732132 or Charlie on 01663 744692.