St Helens set to remember the brave

Former servicemen and town centre Poppy Appeal collectors Andy Vaughan, left, Jim Carson, and Reg Widdowson, in Alma Square, where on Sunday the Remembrance Service and Planting the Crosses Ceremony will take place at 12 noon.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  114427a  02/11/11
Former servicemen and town centre Poppy Appeal collectors Andy Vaughan, left, Jim Carson, and Reg Widdowson, in Alma Square, where on Sunday the Remembrance Service and Planting the Crosses Ceremony will take place at 12 noon. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114427a 02/11/11

ORGANISATIONS and members of the public in St Helens are being invited to attend the Royal British Legion’s Ceremony of Remembrance on Friday, November 11.

The events will take place at the Cenotaph in Victoria Square, starting at 10:50am (arriving for 10.45am) with a two-minute silence-taking place at 11am.

There will also be a Remembrance Sunday Service on Sunday, November 13 at the Cenotaph at 10.50am (arriving at 10.30am).

Following a short service on the Sunday, wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph by the Mayor, Councillor Tom Hargreaves; the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.

The Royal British Legion and Council Leader, Councillor Marie Rimmer CBE followed by representatives of various organisations and associations will also attend.

The Mayor and the civic party will then return to the Town Hall to observe the march past of ex-service associations and organisations.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Stall is now open in St Marys Market (stall 58) to purchase poppies for Remembrance Day 2011.