The young honour Whaley Bridge’s war dead

Young people were among the many local residents who paid their tributes to the war dead of Whaley Bridge and district on Remembrance Sunday..

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The names of the 140 who died in World War I and the 44 killed in World War II were read out at a service around the Cenotaph in Memorial Park on a breezy – but dry – autumn Sunday. It was conducted by the Rev Margaret Jones, priest in charge of Whaley Bridge parish and chaplain to the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

As the Last Post was sounded, Scouts and Beavers lowered their flags in homage. A touching moment that spans the generations.

Then came the laying of wreaths from many organisations in Whaley Bridge: the town council, the fire service, many voluntary organisations, And a special tribute from another generation: eight year old, Seren Adlington laid her tribute on behalf of the Rose Queen committee on the Cenotaph steps. In the summer Seren was a princess at the carnival, with six year o;d Katie Fairs, who was watching at the service..

John Cooke, chairman of the local Royal British Legion, was very pleased with the support of so many people.

Members of Whaley Bridge Band accompanied the hymns and two verses of the national anthem.

After the service, refreshments were served in the Uniting Church, which had held a service at the same time as the Cenotaph event so that people who couldn’t climb the steep path in the park could pay their respects.

More pictures below:


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