Residents and former service personnel are being urged to turn out strongly for next month’s Remembrance Day services across Fylde.
Earlier this week, Fylde Council revealed the times and dates for the traditionally well attended events, this year being marked on Sunday, November 10.
Details for the day are as follows:
St Annes – assemble at the pier car-park, North Promenade, St Annes at 10.30am and proceed (route St Annes Road West and Clifton Drive North, returning via Garden Street and St Annes Road West) to the memorial at 10.38am.
The council’s civic party will be led by Coun Elaine Silverwood, deputy mayor.
Lytham – assemble at the Assembly Rooms at 10.30am. Procession to move off at 10.45am to the war memorial via Dicconson Terrace, Henry Street and Queen Street (returning by reverse route). The civic party will be led by Coun Kath Harper, deputy mayoress.
Kirkham – assemble at 1.30pm at Orders Lane. Up Poulton Street, left into Church Street, on to the Memorial Garden, pause at the cemetery to acknowledge the graves of the fallen, and on to the cenotaph for service at 2pm. Leave via Barnfield, Station Road, Poulton Street, Mill Street, to the community centre. Civic party led by Coun Linda Nulty, Fylde mayor, and also Coun Liz Oades, mayor of Kirkham.
Wesham – assemble at war memorial 10.30am for parade around town and return to war memorial for service which will start at approximately 10.50am.
The civic party will be led by Coun Linda Nulty, Fylde mayor, and also CounDavid Ogden, Medlar-with-Wesham mayor.
All attendees are, after the service, invited to the Community Centre for refreshments and a display and talk about the history and families of the individuals named on the town’s war memorial.
Civic parties will include councillors, police, the Royal British Legion, former servicemen and women, the Royal Air Force Association, the Army Cadets, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Sea Cadet Corps, the Air Training Corps, Scouts and Guides, the Armed Forces, officiating clergy, Justices of the Peace, Fire Service, and the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service.