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Remembering the town’s fallen

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 13, 2013

  • Cheadle Remembrance

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THE sun shone for this year’s Remembrance Sunday Parade in Cheadle.

Residents came out in force to line the streets as the parade made its way through the town’s High Street for a salute at the Cross in High Street, through to St Giles Church for a service led by Reverend Robert Ellis.

Those participating in this year’s Remembrance Sunday in Cheadle included the Royal British Legion Men’s Section with Standard, Royal British Legion Women’s Section with Standard, cadets, MP Bill Cash and civic leaders, Police and Fire Service, Scouts Guides Cubs and Brownies, St John Ambulance and its cadets, schools and other children’s organisations, Rotary, Inner Wheel, Lions and Round Table.

After the service the parade marched down to the war memorial in Tean Road Recreation Ground for an outdoor service, which included the laying of wreaths. Prayers were led by Reverend Robert Ellis, the Act of Remembrance by John Alcock, and the Last Post was played by Zoe Darbyshire.

This was followed by a two minutes silence, then Reveille was played by Zoe Darbyshire, followed by Kohima Remembrance by John Alcock.

Cheadle Town Mayor Ian Plant told the Post & Times: “It went really well.

There was a good turnout with the church full both downstairs and upstairs.

“The weather was good this year which I think helped bring more people out to watch the parade.

“I was honoured to represent the town as Mayor.

“I think it is important to keep Remembrance services going each year. As we need to remember those who fought for everything we have today."

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