Following recent discussions about Remembrance Day Commemorations, it was decided that unfortunately they will not be able to go ahead as usual this year because of the restrictions around Covid-19.
Poynton Town Council recognises that there will be disappointment that this is the situation as the Remembrance Parade and Service is an important community event in Poynton’s calendar. The event encourages our community to come together to honour those who have served and remember their sacrifice. This year, by way of offering alternative commemorations, the Council are supporting the following;
‘Remember at Home’, Sunday 8th November, 11.00am For residents who typically attend the Remembrance Service Parade and Service, we are encouraging them to ‘Remember at Home’ – a personal reflection in the safety of your own home. View the poster here.
Street Poppies These will be put up along Park Lane, Queensway and School Lane from Tuesday 27th October.
Exhibition On Sunday 8th November, 10am – 2pm at Poynton Civic Hall, come and view an exhibition of soldiers, servicemen and women from Poynton who served in the First and Second World Wars and are commemorated on Poynton’s War Memorial.
Community remembrance exhibits Schools and uniformed groups have been invited to produce a small remembrance exhibit as part of the above exhibition at the Civic Hall. The exhibition will reflect the message from the Royal British Legion for 2020.
‘This year we remember then and reflect on now. We remember the service and sacrifice made by so many peoples, communities and nations 75 years ago, and we reflect on the service and sacrifice of so many today’.
Remembrance Day Service An Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony will be recorded before Remembrance Sunday and will be streamed by St George’s Church at 10.55am on the day. Further details will be provided shortly before the day.
The Royal British Legion are selling ‘poppy print reusable face coverings. https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/products/poppy-print-face-covering.