Saddleworth community to remember the fallen

THE Saddleworth community will join millions of people across the country honouring the fallen on Sunday, November 10.

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at churches and 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.

Saddleworth will see services at St Chad’s Memorial Uppermill on Monday, November 4, commencing at 7.15pm.

There will also be the traditional Pots and Pans memorial on Sunday, November 10, commencing at 10.55am.

Lees will hold a procession, assembling on Princess Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial for a service commencing at 10.55am.

Dobcross’s Remembrance Sunday Parade will assemble at Dobcross Band and Social Club at 9.30am, with Dobcross Youth Band leading the procession to the Church on Woods Lane and back following the service.In Austerlands, more than 100 people are expected to attend the Remembrance Service, which starts at 11am. Heywood Lane will be inaccessible from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Huddersfield Road will remain open and buses should not be affected.

Oldham Council’s webpage – www.oldham.gov.uk/remembrance – features a ‘Roll of Honour’ containing the names of all borough residents who lost their lives serving their country from the First World War onwards.

Details of Remembrance Sunday Services, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion, can be found online: www.oldham.gov.uk/remembrance

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