Plans confirmed for socially distanced ceremony to mark Armistice Day


Arrangements have been confirmed for how representatives from the village propose to honour our war dead on Armistice Day.

Due to the government restrictions placed on Acts of Remembrance, numbers have been severely restricted for the ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, 11th November.

Representatives from the Royal British Legion, Cheshire Police, Cheshire East Council and Alderley Edge Parish Council along with Reverend Robin Pye and Reverend Loveday Alexander at the Cenotaph at approximately 10.45am.

They will be joined by a member of the Queens Own Yeomanry who has kindly agreed to attend to act as a wreath carrier.

Shortly afterwards, Reverend Robin Pye will commence the ceremony during which Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones will read the 104 names of those who sadly lost their lives

The Bugler will then sounds The Last Post which will be followed by a two minutes silence at 11am after which the wreaths will be laid the Cenotaph and the ceremony will end at approximately 11.10am.

Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones said "Village residents are permitted to attend at a very safe distance. Support bubble and family group legislation must be adhered to though. Social distancing is vital and face masks must be worn, please."

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