Remembrance Sunday is always a poignant day in the calendar of everyone’s hearts and minds. It is a day when people from all walks of life unite in thought and prayer for the fallen of past wars and more recent conflicts around the world.
Some simply stay at home and watch the events and parades from around the country shown on television, others take part in local marches and parades and some go to their town memorial to show their respect and lay wreaths.
This years’ Remembrance Day was no different and the ceremony held at the Warrington Cenotaph was attended by a number of Freemasons including Andy Barton group chairman, Chris Gleave vice chairman, Stan Churm grand officer, Eric Drinkwater director of Warrington Masonic Hall, Gordon Archer, Les Ashcroft, John Starkey and George Thornton.
The very moving service was conducted under sombre overcast autumnal skies and marked a complete opposite to last year’s warm sunlight. However, the number of people who attended seemed no less, considering the indications of the pending drop in temperatures which was very apparent.
Les Taylor-Duff read the popular extract from the poem ‘For the Fallen’. The two minute silence followed, which seemed to be observed by all of Warrington. The reveille concluded the silence. The service was conducted by the Reverends Terry Dolan, Stephen Kingsnorth, Jackie Bellfield and Paul Wilson. Readings were by Air Cadet Sergeant Coner Austin.
Wreaths were placed in remembrance of those who died in battle serving their country, by Andy Barton, Stan Churm and Eric Drinkwater.