Fiona and Joëlle Warren DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, joined the parade through Alsager to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, on Sunday 11th November, and led the wreath laying by many representatives from the local community at the Cenotaph.
After a service at St Mary’s Church, led by Rev. Michelle Goodrich, a commemorative Afternoon Tea Party was held at Alsager Civic.
‘Year on year, on Remembrance Sunday, more and more local people come out onto the streets to remember the sacrifice of those brave men who fought and died to secure our peace.’
‘This year, on the 100th Anniversary, it was quite remarkable to see how many people and community groups attended not only the wreath laying but also the church service at St Mary’s. Afterwards, it was a delight to see Alsager Civic so full for the Commemorative Afternoon Tea Party to celebrate the peace.’
‘It was particularly good to see all different ages represented, and those from the services, such as the Fire Officers from Alsager Station, and the young Alsager Air Cadets, whose band both led the parade to the Cenotaph strongly and then entertained us impressively during afternoon tea. It was also a pleasure to look at the lovely tributes in the exhibition in the Civic created by local school children.’