As the festive period starts to creep up upon us, one event which stands out in the calendar is, of course, Remembrance Sunday. A very important day where we remember those who fought and gave their lives during battle throughout history.
Around Chester this year there are many events and appeals to commemorate Remembrance Day:
West Cheshire Poppy Appeal
Launched in 2016, The Poppy Appeal has been launched in West Cheshire. This year, The Royal British Legion are encouraging people to ‘rethink Remembrance’ and remember all who have served in recent years, and remember all generations who have been affected.
The target for fundraising in West Cheshire this year is £500,000, which will be used to provide its highly valuable care and support to the armed forces community.
There are many fantastic poppy displays around the Cheshire area including, Frodsham’s poppy cascade, poppy murals in Northwich Town Centre and in Chester there will be a poppy man at the Army recruitment office.
Taking place this Sunday 13 November at Chester Cathedral, there will be a Remembrance Service, 10am – 11am.
On Sunday there is a Remembrance Parade in Chester City Centre. The City of Chester Band will be taking part, playing in the parade and providing music for the wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in the cathedral gardens.
Please note there will be some road closures for this event.
Roads to be closed:
The following lengths of road will be closed from 8am to 12.30pm on Sunday 13th November 2016:
- Northgate Street (From Princess Street to Eastgate Street)
- St Werburgh Street (From Northgate Street to Eastgate Street)
- Eastgate Street (From Northgate Street to Foregate Street)
- Foregate Street (From Eastgate Street to Love Street)
- St John Street (From Foregate Street to Little St John Street)
- Bridge Street (From 6 metres north of Feathers Lane to Watergate Street)
- Watergate Street (From Bridge Street to Nicholas Street)
The following lengths of road will be closed from 11am to 12.30pm on Sunday 13th November 2016:
- Northgate Street (From Hunter Street to Princess Street)
- Princess Street (From Northgate Street to bus station)
The order will also:
- Suspend parking St Werburgh Street (Full Length) and Eastgate Street (St Werburgh Street to Foregate Street) from 5am to 12.30pm
Pedestrian access to premises situated on or adjacent to the roads will be maintained at all times.
Article by Tori Erskine