Greater Manchester will fall silent this weekend as we remember those who gave their lives for their country.
Here are the details of many of the events going on
The parade will march to the cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, opposite the Cooper Street entrance of the town hall.
Following behind the Parade, The Scots Guards Association Pipe Band will lead a procession of dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman from Peter Street to the Cenotaph.
Faith leaders will join the civic parade which will include representatives from the Muslim, Afro-Caribbean Christian Churches, Sikh, Hindu, Jain and Jewish communities along with clergy from the Free Church, Church of England and Catholic Church; as well as elected members, consuls and magistrates.
At 11am there will be a two minute silence, the start and end of which will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun.
After the service, a March Past of Service Organisations will take place – outside Central Library on St Peter’s Square – which will be observed by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor, senior representatives from the Army, Reserve Forces, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and 207 Field Hospital.
Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Eddy Newman, said: “This Sunday – at a service in St Peter’s Square – we will remember and honour all those who have lost their lives in active service. I am extremely proud to be leading the commemoration for Remembrance Sunday – it’s important that people come out and show their support on occasions like this which gives us time to reflect on past and present conflicts and show our appreciation for the enormous sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces, while performing their duty.
“It will be an honour to meet with members of the armed services and faith leaders to mark this solemn day along with the people of Manchester.”
Remembrance in Salford
Ceremonial Mayor of Salford Councillor Peter Connor said: “It’s a day to pause, remember and honour those who gave their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
Sunday 12 November
Salford – Albion Place, The Crescent, Salford
Assemble at Albion Place at 10.30am
Service and wreath laying starts at 10.45am at The Cenotaph, Albion Place, The Crescent, Salford.
Swinton – Chorley Road, Swinton
Parade assembles at Morrisons, Swinton Hall Road, Swinton at 9.50am. Parade leaves at 10.15am.
Service and wreath laying starts at 10.45am at The Cenotaph, Chorley Road, Swinton.
Eccles – Church Street, Eccles
Parade assembles at the car park at the back of Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles at 10.30am
Service and wreath laying starts at 10.45am at The Cenotaph, Church Street, Eccles.
Walkden and Worsley – Parr Fold Park, Walkden Road, Walkden
Parade assembles at Walkden British Legion, Wilfred Road, Walkden at 9.20am
Church service at St Paul’s CE, Manchester Road, Walkden at 10am
Wreath laying starts at 10.50am at The Cenotaph, Parr Fold Park.
Irlam and Cadishead – Princes Park, Liverpool Road, Irlam
Parade assembles at Irlam Catholic Club, Liverpool Road, Irlam at 10.20am
Service and wreath laying starts at 10.50am at The Cenotaph, Princes Park.
Little Hulton – St Paul’s Church, Peel Lane, Little Hulton
Service and wreath laying at The Cenotaph at 10.30am.
Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday 12 November.
Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.
Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.
Councillor Cath Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, with a special responsibility for remembrance services, said:
“Our residents have the deepest respect for those men and women who have given their lives for peace, security and freedom.“I hope as many people as possible will take the time to reflect and attend a local service. Please also support the Royal British Legion’s annual campaign and wear a poppy with pride.”
The council’s website – www.oldham.gov.uk/remembrance – features an online ‘Roll of Honour’ containing the names of the many borough residents who lost their lives serving their country from the First World War onwards.
Oldham Remembers will be honouring Victoria Cross recipient Private Walter Mills VC on Monday 11 December with a Service of Dedication and unveiling of a Memorial Stone.
The service will take place from 11am in Oldham Parish Church followed by the unveiling of the Memorial Stone in the church grounds.
Remembrance Sunday Services, in conjunction with Branches of the Royal British Legion, will be held as follows:
War Memorial, opposite Old Town Hall commencing at 10.50am. A procession will assemble at New Radcliffe Street at 10.20am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. All ex-service and civilian organisations are invited to accompany the Mayor. Crosses may be placed in the field of remembrance adjoining the War Memorial.
War Memorial in the Old Town Hall Gardens, Middleton Road, commencing at 10.55am. A procession will assemble at the Chadderton Reform Club, Middleton Road, Chadderton at 10.00am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am.
War Memorial commencing at 10.55am. A procession will assemble at the Royal British Legion Club, Newtown Street, Shaw, at 10.30am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.40am.
War Memorial, Oldham Road, commencing at 10.55am. The parade will assemble at the Failsworth Health Centre at 10.10am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.30am prompt.
War Memorial commencing at 10.55am. A procession will assemble in Thomas Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial.
Royton Park commencing at 10.55am. Uniformed services to assemble at rear of the Co-op, on the car park off Radcliffe Street at 10.30am prompt. March off at 10.40 am to the Memorial at Royton Park. March past Royton Town Hall afterwards.
St Chad’s Memorial, Uppermill, on Monday 6 November 2017, commencing at 7.15pm and at the Pots and Pans Memorial on Sunday 12 November 2017 at 10.55am.
FROM November 11 to 13, the communities making up Tameside will be holding services and ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Cllr Joyce Bowerman, the Civic Mayor of Tameside, said: “A century on from the First World War, remembrance events remain as important as ever. I urge residents to attend the special ceremonies across our borough and to pay their respects to our brave servicemen and women past and present.”
Saturday, November 11
Act of remembrance at family statue in Fletcher Street (side of the market hall) at 10.50am with two minutes silence at 11am.
Service and wreath-laying at 10.30am at the memorial stone.
Service and wreath-laying at noon at the stone in Audenshaw Memorial Garden, Audenshaw Road, opposite Stamford Road junction.
Service in the memorial garden at 2.30pm.
Sunday, November 12
Parade assembles on Market Street (side of the market hall) at 9am and marches to Ashton Parish Church. After service parade proceeds to Ashton War Memorial for wreath laying at 10.45am.
Service in St Gabriel’s Church, Stamford Street, at 10.55am followed by wreath-laying at adjacent war memorial at 12.30pm
Service in St John’s Church, Kings Road, at 9.30am. Then procession heads to Hurst Cemetery for wreath-laying at the war memorial at 11am.
Service at the war memorial in the grounds of Park Bridge Institute at 10.45am
Parade assembles at Canon Burrows School, Oldham Road, at 2pm and heads to near-by war memorial for service at 2.30pm.
Service and wreath-laying in Audenshaw Cemetery at 3pm.
Parade assembles at Denton Working Men’s Club, Grosvenor Street, at 10am and heads to Victoria Street remembrance garden to lay wreath. Then goes via Denton Town Hall to war memorial in Victoria Park for service of remembrance at 10.45am.
Wreath-laying in Thornley Park at 1.30pm.
Service in St Mary’s Church at 10.30am followed by wreath-laying.
Parade assembles on Church Street at 10am and heads to Droylsden War Memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.45am.
Parade leaves Dukinfield Town Hall at 2.45pm for service and wreath-laying at Chapel Hill memorial at 3pm.
Parade leaves Greenfield Street at 2.10pm and heads to Hyde Central Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, for service at 2.30pm. Then on to Hyde Town Hall for wreath-laying at 3.30pm.
Parade leaves Rosemount Trinity Methodist Church at 10am and heads up Bennett Street to George and Dragon for wreath-laying at 10.15am.
Parade leaves Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, at 11.45am for service and wreath-laying at Werneth Low war memorial at noon. Vehicular access will be available.
Parade leaves Broadbottom Community Centre, Lower Market Street, at 10.30am. Act of remembrance at war memorial at 10.45am.
Service in St Mary’s Church, Market Street, at 10am followed by wreath-laying at Mottram Moor war memorial at 10.50am
Service in Mottram Church at 10.30am.
Service and wreath-laying at 10.45am at Mossley War Memorial, Mossley Park.
Parade leaves Armentieres Square at 10.35am and heads to Trinity Street war memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.55am.
There are events at Various venues in Heywood, Littleborough, Middleton, Milnrow, Rochdale and Wardle
For more information see the Council’s website