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Borough to remember the fallen with Remembrance ceremonies

Residents are invited to attend a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in honour of those who fell during the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The ceremony will be held on Victoria Square, 10:45am on Sunday 12 November.

Prior to the Remembrance service, a parade will make its way from Birchley Street to the war memorial in front of St Helens Town Hall.

The parade will be led by Armed Forces veterans and young representatives from the Cadets, Scouts and Guides – and will assemble by Birchley Street car park before proceeding to the war memorial.

Those taking part in the parade will be joined by the Mayor of St Helens, Councillor Joe Pearson, St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer CBE, among ward councillors and other civic guests.

There will be a two-minute silence at 11am, followed by a religious service. After the National Anthem, wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph. Haydock Male Voice Choir will perform during the event along with Valley Brass Band.

Across the borough, parish councils will also be hosting Remembrance events. In Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows the focal point will be the war memorial at Earlestown Town Hall, with the event due to get underway at 10:45am. St Helens North MP Conor McGinn and Deputy Mayor of St Helens Councillor Pat Ireland are among those due to attend.

In Rainhill, a morning service at St Ann’s Church will be followed by a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at 11:45am, during which the A57 Warrington Road will be closed to traffic between View Road and St James Road.

In Haydock, a service will be held at the Remembrance Garden, Penny Lane, at 3pm on Sunday 12 November.

And on the morning of Friday 10 November, schools in Billinge will attend a church service, during which the A571 Main Street will be closed to traffic between Pingot Road and Newton Road.

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