Monday, 21 November 2016

Formby Remembrance

The Remembrance Service in Formby was at 3pm on Sunday 13th November at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane. This was attended by the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Iain Brodie Browne. The service included the laying of wreaths and a parade from and to the Gild Hall, Church Road. 

The Bubble reports:
The parade formed at the Gild Hall at 2:30pm, and marched off at 2:40pm through the village to Holy Trinity Church in Rosemary Lane, after the service at approx 4pm the parade marched back through the village to the War Memorial, where the salute was taken by the Mayor of Sefton.
Formby's Royal British Legion, army cadets, air cadets and scouts also took part in the parade. The Mayor, Councillor Iain Brodie Browne took the salute as the parade marched past the Formby memorial.

A selection of poppy wreaths were placed at the base of the memorial by the Mayor of Sefton, Formby Parish Council and Sefton Council
Another goody crowd assembled in Holy Trinity Formby for their remembrance service which is traditionally held in the afternoon. The good people at Formby Bubble have a full report and lots of pictures. I rushed to the church after a curry lunch with the army reservists and got stuck behind the Marshside Brass Band marching to the church. I managed it make just in time to make it into line. I was down to read the lesson and lay a wreath.

I should add that the sermon was preached by Father John from the Formby RC church who certainly commanded the congregation's attention with his thoughts.

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