EVENTS to mark Remembrance Sunday will take place across the Borough of Barrow on November 14.
A procession will gather at Town Square at 10.10am before moving off at 10.30am for the town’s annual service held at the Cenotaph in the Public Park which will get underway at 10.56am.
The procession will feature members of the Royal British Legion, the Ex-Service Associations, Royal Navy, The Army Reserve, Sea Cadets ,Army Cadets, Air Training Corps, Fire Service, Salvation Army, St John’s Ambulance, British Red Cross, WRVS, Scouts and Guides and similar organisations who may wish to take part.
Barrow Borough Mayor, Councillor Helen Wall: “I hope our residents will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service. It’s important we mark the occasion and remember those who gave up their lives for us.
“I am very pleased that events for Remembrance Sunday are able to go ahead this year and everyone involved in the organisation of the weekend has worked hard to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
“It will be very moving to see everyone come together to pay their respects and I believe it will bring the Barrow community closer together.”
In Dalton, a public service for residents and members of public organisations will be held at St Mary’s Parish Church at 9.30am.
The Parade will then form up on Market Place at 10.30am and proceed to the War Memorial followed by the laying of wreaths at 11.00 a.m.
After the Service and laying of wreaths, the procession will reform and march past and be dismissed at the bottom of Station Road.
There will also be a short service followed by the laying of wreaths at the Village War Memorial in Newton-in-Furness at 11.45am.
In line with current guidance, people are asked not to attend the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service if they have symptoms of Covid-19 and residents are also being asked to take a lateral flow test beforehand and not to attend if the test is positive.
While attending the parade and service, people are encouraged to observe social distancing where possible and to be respectful of others.