THE restored cenotaph will be officially rededicated to Warrington as part of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

The annual event, honouring those who have fallen in war, takes place at the cenotaph on Bridge Foot, on Sunday, November 10.

The mayor of Warrington, cllr Wendy Johnson, war veterans, religious leaders and members of the armed forces will join with the public for the ceremony, which will see the rededication of the cenotaph following a 10-month project to restore the listed site to its former glory.

The schedule for the ceremony is as follows:

  • 10.20am - The parade will step off from Warrington Town Hall and make its way to the cenotaph via Springfield Street; Palmyra Square South; Suez Street; Ryland Street; Bridge Street and onto the Cenotaph at approximately 10.30am.
  • 10.50am – Warrington’s cenotaph will be officially rededicated to the borough by The Acting Rector of Warrington, Reverend Stewart McTaggart.
  • 10.59am - The service will begin at the war memorial with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ and the laying of the first wreath by the Mayor.
  • 11am - Warrington will observe the national two minutes silence, marked by a bugler. Immediately following the silence, the cenotaph service will commence, led by Reverend Stewart McTaggart.
  • 11.25am approx - The parade will reform and return to the Town Hall.

Members of the public who wish to attend the ceremony are asked to access and exit the Cenotaph via the marked crossing points and arrive by 10.45am, prior to the civic party taking their positions at the cenotaph.

Delays around the Bridge Foot area are expected, as all movement of traffic around the Cenotaph will be controlled under a robust traffic management plan.

The following day, Monday, November 11, the town centre will fall silent for two minutes to mark Armistice Day.

The mayor will join town centre clergy and community leaders at 10.45am at the Old Market Place in Golden Square just before the 11am to remember those who have been injured or lost their lives fighting for their country.

All are welcome.