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Glorious sunshine as Warrington Remembers

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Pictures Paul Jackson

VIDEO: GLORIOUS sunshine and clear blue skies greeted thousands of people who turned out for Warrington’s annual Service of Remembrance at the town’s newly refurbished cenotaph.

After days of heavy rain the clear skies and sunshine were a welcome addition to proceedings at the new look Bridge Foot War Memorial to commemorate the sacrifice and suffering of war and to pray for the peace of the world.

A special re-dedication of the Warrington War memorial was read by The Revd. Stewart McTaggart, Acting Rector of Warrington.

A screen wall at the back of the cenotaph obelisk, designed by former Warrington Council borough surveyor Andrew Kerr and orginally unveilled in November 1925, lists of the names of 1,161 local servicemen who died during the First World War. A further dedication was added commenrating the 435 local servicemen and 22 civilians who died furing the Second World War. details of those who died in later conflicts have also been added over the years.

Warrington observed the two minutes national silence  following the remembering read by Lt. Col. Les Taylor-Duff.

warrington-worldwide covered the whole event live. See videos above and below.

Cenotaph rededicated on Remembrance Sunday

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