Oldhamers fall silent as they remember services heroes

Date published: 11 November 2019

The Borough fell silent yesterday morning – and will do again later today (Monday) – as Oldhamers marked Remembrance Day at numerous services and parades.

As predicted, the weather was cold but kind as churches and groups across the Borough paid their respects to the fallen during emotional gatherings across Oldham.

The gathering and service at the Oldham War Memorial, opposite the Old Town Hall, was massively well attended, as it is every year. 

Crosses were placed in the field of remembrance adjoining the War Memorial.

There were also services at the Chadderton War Memorial on Middleton Road and the Crompton War Memorial.

The Failsworth War Memorial service was busy, as was the Lees War Memorial service.

The Royton Park commemoration (pictured above) began at 10.55am, with uniformed services assembling at the rear of the Boyle Store before a huge parade to the Memorial at Royton Park.

In Saddleworth, the Pots and Pans Memorial was attended by hundreds of people, while at Bardsley, church members walked with Uppermill Brass Band from Byrth Road along Ashton Road to Bardsley War Memorial for a service of Remembrance.

Pictures courtesy of Greg McCannon and Martyn Torr

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