The Blackpool War Memorial marks its 100th anniversary this year. There will be a rededication within the Sunday service to mark this centenary 1923 – 2023.
Together with the rededication, there will be the two minutes silence, a service and wreath laying ceremony in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country followed by a parade.
Here are the details of the ceremony which will take place on Sunday 12th November at Blackpool’s War Memorial.
- 10.00 am to 10.30 am – Parade contingents gather
- 10.40 am Civic procession from the Town Hall to the War Memorial
- 10.55 am Service commences
- 11.00 am Two-minute silence
- 11.05 am Wreath laying by civic party, dignitaries, and parading contingents only
- 11.30 am Service end and parade forms up
- 11.45 am – Parade begins
- 12.15 pm – Parade ends
The landmark Blackpool cenotaph is a white granite ashlar obelisk which stands 100 ft high. Photographs of the Blackpool Cenotaph are shown below.
Here are details on services on the Fylde:
- Assemble at the Pier car park on North Promenade at 10:30am and proceed (route St Annes Road West and Clifton Drive North, returning by reverse route) to the memorial at 10:35am. Fylde Council’s civic party will be led by the Mayor of Fylde, Cllr Cheryl Little.
- Assemble at the Assembly Rooms at 10:30am. Procession to move off at 10:40am to the war memorial via Dicconson Terrace, Henry Street and Queen Street (returning by reverse route). The civic party will be led by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Anthony.
- Assemble on Orders Lane at 1:30pm and move off at 1:45pm. The service of Remembrance will commence at the Cenotaph at 2:00pm. The procession will return to the Community Centre at approximately 3:00pm where refreshments will be served.
- Led by Mayor of Wesham, Cllr Doug Nowell, assemble at the War Memorial, Station Road/Weeton Road at 10:45am. Following the Act of Remembrance, refreshments will be served at Wesham Community Centre.
Armistice Day Arrangements
- A two-minute silence will take place on Saturday 11 November to honour Armistice Day. The Mayor of Fylde will be attending at Ashton Gardens, the Deputy Mayor of Fylde will attend Lytham Cenotaph, and the Mayor of Kirkham will attend Kirkham Cenotaph.
Cllr Cheryl Little, Mayor of Fylde, said: ‘We gather together this Remembrance Sunday to show our gratitude and respect for those who have given of themselves to protect their country and loved ones in all wars.’