Ceremonies in north of Bury

MORE than 300 people took part in Ramsbottom’s Remembrance Day parade on Sunday.

Standard bearers were accompanied by representatives from local cadets of the Army, Navy and Air, along with members of Ramsbottom Royal British Legion, police, fire and ambulance services.

Also in attendance were large numbers of the local Scouting movement.

The parade marched from Ramsbottom Royal British Legion Club to the Cenotaph outside St Paul’s Church on Bridge Street where they were met by around 400 spectators who had lined the streets.

A wreath-laying ceremony took place, with the Reverend Anthony Barnshaw officiating, followed by the annual Remembrance Day service inside St Paul’s Church. Afterwards, the procession reformed and made its way to the Ramsbottom Royal British Legion, where parade marshal, Mr Colin Grundy, dismissed the parade.

The standard bearers and escorts then attended the annual Remembrance Day parade and service at Voith Fabrics, formerly Porritts Mill, at Stubbins.

A short service took place in remembrance to those mill employees who died in the two World Wars and who are honoured on a war memorial in the mill grounds.

l In Tottington, many villagers turned out to mark Remembrance Sunday.

A service was held at St Anne’s Church and wreaths were laid at the war memorial by the Mayor of Bury, Cllr Joan Grimshaw, and other groups.

This was followed at 3pm by a service at the memorial in Market Street.

At 6.30pm, the church held another service when the names of villagers who died in the two World Wars were read out.

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