Kerridge Remembrance Parade
The second Sunday in July traditionally marks the day on which the residents of Bollington and Kerridge remember the men who died in the first and second world wars. This year, on Sunday 8th July, a procession, led by the Bollington Brass Band, and including our uniformed services and members of the Town Council will march from Jackson Lane to the War Memorial on Oak Lane. A short service will be held, and the Town Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of Bollington Town Council and wreaths will also be laid by our uniformed services.
The parade starts congregating at 2.15pm on Jackson Lane near the entrance to Hollin Hall. Everyone is welcome and if you cannot walk the length of the route you are very welcome to joint us at the Monument at about 2.45pm.
We arrive at the War Memorial in time to start at 3pm. We then hold a short service of hymns, prayers and readings.
Everyone then parades back to Jackson Lane to dismiss. Refreshments will then be served at Hollin Hall Hotel.
If you wish to lay a poppy wreath at the service please contact the secretary at Bollington British Legion by June 6th firstname.lastname@example.org who will order one on your behalf.
There will be road closures on Jackson Lane and Oak Lane for the duration of the event and although the marshalls will try to keep the disruption to a minimum please expect delays and avoid the area in your car if possible. Advanced signage will be in place for several days before to warn drivers.
The Kerridge War memorial is a private memorial bought by the people of Kerridge in 1918 to the Memory of their loved ones and later those lost in 1939 to 1945. It was cut from local stone, crafted by local stonemasons and presented as a gift, so that the men from Kerridge would always be remembered.
They gave their today for our tomorrow.