On Sunday 14 November, over 400 Whitworth residents young and old gathered to remember those lost and injured during times of conflict.
The town’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations began with a procession along the main road to the Memorial Gardens in Facit. The procession featured Whitworth’s Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Mr David Chorlton and Mrs Gillian Chorlton, who were supported by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Brass Band, local uniformed organisations, Town, Borough and County Councillors, representatives of the town’s schools and places of worship, Lancashire Constabulary and members of the public.
A poignant, eloquent and very fitting Service of Remembrance took place at the Cenotaph, led by Rev Father Frank Thorpe of St Mary and St Anselm’s Church. The two-minute silence was recognised, and numerous wreaths were laid. Following the Service of Remembrance, everyone crossed the road for light, warm refreshments at the Civic Hall (The Riverside).
The Mayor of Whitworth, Councillor David Chorlton, said: “I was immensely proud to be Mayor of Whitworth on Sunday. I offer sincere thanks to everyone who attended, and my gratitude to all who made the event run as smoothly as possible.”
Karen Douglas, Town Clerk, said: “Whitworth’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations are always extremely well attended, and this year was no exception. It was a very special morning and I was absolutely delighted and humbled to see so many people there.”
Photograph by Mike Burgess
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