A number of services and events are taking place on Armistice Day – Friday 11th November – and on Remembrance Sunday in Stockport – 13th November.
On Armistice Day, Friday 11th November, the Council will join the Royal British Legion in observing a two-minute silence. At precisely 11.00am, the Mayor will observe the silence at Stockport War Memorial, by Stockport Art Gallery.
To mark the beginning and end of the silence (at 11.00am and 11.02am) maroon rockets will be launched from the civic complex. The sound should be heard for up to two miles away, and residents and shoppers should not be alarmed.
On Remembrance Sunday, The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon, will lead the borough in paying respects at the Civic Service at Stockport War Memorial, by Stockport Art Gallery, in the town centre.
At precisely 11.00am there will be a two-minute silence, ending with the Last Post.
Following prayers and hymns, and a reflection given by The Bishop of Stockport, The Right Reverend Libby Lane, wreaths will be laid on the steps of the War Memorial.
To involve young people in the proceedings, representatives of local youth organisations will lay the wreaths.
The Mayor is asking local residents to support the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal which provides the main source of funds to maintain the Royal British Legion’s many welfare and benevolent schemes.
On Remembrance Sunday in Stockport, services will take place throughout the borough – please note the different starting times:
Remembrance Sunday in Stockport:
10.35am – Procession of Service Units, Ex-Servicemen’s, Civilian and Youth Organisations from the Armoury to the War Memorial
10.50am – Civic Procession from the Town Hall to the War Memorial.
11.00am – Two Minutes’ Silence
Placing of wreaths on the steps
The National Anthem
Relaying of wreaths in Hall of Memory by Naval Sea Cadets (after service)
Bramhall: 10.30am – Procession from Holland Road to Bramhall War Memorial.
11.00am – Service at the War Memorial.
Bredbury: 3.00pm – Service at the War Memorial, George Lane.
Cheadle: 10.30am – Parade to assemble at the junction of Massie Street with High Street to proceed down High Street to War Memorial.
10.50am – Service at the War Memorial.
Cheadle Hulme: 9.40am – Meets at Hazel Road (by old Police Station) and proceed to War Memorial.
9.55am – Depart to War Memorial.
Compstall: 10.50am – Laying of wreaths at War Memorial, Compstall Brow, prior to service at St Paul’s Church.
Gatley: 10.45am – Service of Remembrance at War Memorial, Gatley Green.
Hazel Grove: 10.45am – Service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial, London Road.
Heald Green: 12.00 noon – Service and laying of wreaths at Heald Green & Long Lane War Memorial, Wilmslow Road.
Heaton Mersey: 10.45am – Service at St John’s Church, St John’s Road. 11.00am – Act of Remembrance at War Memorial.
High Lane: 10.00am – Service of Remembrance at St. Thomas’s Parish Church. Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial at the conclusion of the Service.
11.00am – Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.
Marple: 10.15am – Standard bearers and the public to assemble at the War Memorial in Memorial Park.
10.30am – Service to commence.
Mellor: 12.15pm – Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.
Reddish: 10.30am – Church Service at St. Marys Church.
12.30pm – Parade leaves St. Marys Church.
12.50pm – Service at the Cenotaph.
1.00pm- Service to proceed to Willow Grove Cemetery.
1.05pm- Service at Cross of Sacrifice.
1.20pm- Return to St Mary’s Church
Romiley: 2.30pm – Assemble at Green Lane next to Duke of York Hotel.
2.45pm – Prayers at Romiley War Memorial and the laying of wreaths.
2.55pm – Parade from Romiley War Memorial to the War Memorial, George Lane, Bredbury.
3.00pm – Service commences.
Woodford: 10.30am – Service and the laying of wreaths at Christ Church.