MILITARY bands will fill a Bury park with pomp and circumstance when they perform in an afternoon spectacle.

Clarence Park, in Walmersley Road, will host musicians in their formal military uniforms as they play a range of instruments on Sunday afternoon.

The event, named Fusiliers in the Park, starts at 1pm with the opening of display stands, including an Army climbing wall and display of infantry weapons by the Territorial Army.

Musical performances start of 1.30pm with the Army Cadet Force’s pipe and drums, followed at 2pm by the band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire).

After a short interval to allow people to browse the stands, the Corps of Drums and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) will perform at 3.15pm.

The event is free to attend and a collection will be made on the day to raise money for the Fusilier Museum, in Moss Street, Bury, and Bury Hospice.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Davidson, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire), said: “I want as many people in the park as possible to enjoy the bands and experience the beautiful surroundings of the park.

“I’m sure it will be a great day, as well as raise money for two good causes in Bury.”

The band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) will provide further support for the hospice when they perform a concert with members of Bury Music Service.

It will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 4 at St Gabriel’s RC High School, in Bury.

Tickets are available from the hospice’s shops and the Fusilier Museum.