AN appeal has been issued for people across Bury to remember the fallen at home this Sunday.

No parades or ceremonies will take place at cenotaphs in the borough on Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day.

But instead residents are being invited to mark the occasion at home and online, similar to VE Day celebrations held earlier this year.

There will be short video messages from the Mayor and council leader to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, with pre-recorded tributes and wreath-laying to be shared on social media.

Residents are also encouraged to share their messages online using the hashtag #BuryRemembers

Bury Parish Church will livestream an extended service from 10am on  Remembrance Sunday via its Facebook page.

Cllr David Jones, communities cabinet member, said: “Bury has a long and proud military history and, while it is heartbreaking that we cannot mark the sacrifices of previous generations in the usual way, we need to everything we can to keep today’s citizens safe.

“Organisers of the various services and parades across the borough are being highly responsible, advising people to lay their wreaths in the days around Armistice Day and putting online events in place so people can still feel part of the Remembrance events from home.

“I urge everyone to follow the rules and play their part in getting the transmission rate down so we can get back to normal life as soon as we can.”

The Bury Times has previously reported how Remembrance Sunday will be different in Prestwich and Radcliffe.

Wreaths have been left at Prestwich's memorial since last weekend, with organisations encouraged to submit short videos of their acts of commemoration via e-mail to

Meanwhile in Radcliffe, an appeal was issued for those wishing to have a wreath laid at the town’s cenotaph, as their parade has also been cancelled.

Parade marshall, Warrant Officer Barry Young, had recommended that town organisations laid wreaths before November 8, to respect social distancing requirements.