Alderley Edge remembers the fallen on 100th anniversary of First World War Armistice

Alderley Edge marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War today.

Local residents gathered for the Remembrance Parade and Service to remember those who fought and gave their life while serving for their country.

Organised by the Alderley Edge branch of the Royal British Legion, the parade departed from the Festival Hall and marched along Moss Lane, Trafford Road and Chapel Road before proceeding down London Road to the war memorial.

Local residents lined the streets to pay their respects and observe the parade which included members from the Royal British Legion, Alderley Edge Parish Council, Churches Together, Cheshire Police, British Red Cross, and RVS. They were joined by local scouts, cubs, guides and brownies.

Following prayers and the wreath laying ceremony, led by the Royal British Legion, the Service of Remembrance was held at St Philip & St James Church. During the service the bugler sounded the Last Post and a two-minute silence was be held in honour of those who sacrificed their lives fighting for their country.

Photos courtesy of Kelvin Briggs and Nick Parr including: Sue and John Morgan laying a wreath in memory of her great great grandfather John William Fudge, named on our memorial, and she learned some new information about him from what Michael Scaife has written.

Mr Patrick Ballingall who has recently moved to Alderley wearing medals from his Father who served in WW1 and his own from WW2 and the Gaiger family who had come to remember their relatives, Albert Thomas, Alexander Philip and Alfred Richard J Gaiger, all who had sadly died in WW2.


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