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Armistice Day and Remembrance in Formby and district


Each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we observe a Two Minute Silence. Armistice Day on 11 November marks the end of the First World War and is a day to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom.

Armistice Day Service in Formby tomorrow on Saturday 11th November at 10:55hrs there will be a short Act of Remembrance and a two minutes silence at 11-00hrs, at the Formby War Memorial followed by the laying of crosses, Later at 11:30 hrs there will a short ceremony in Our Lady`s Formby, Graveyard, laying crosses on the Polish War Graves.

Our garden of Remembrance Crosses situated at the War Memorial, Formby Village is open for the public to lay a cross in remembrance of relations and loved ones lost.

The main Remembrance Service is at 15:00hrs on Sunday 12th November at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane. This will be attended by the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Dave Robinson who will read the lesson. The service will include the laying of wreaths and a parade will take place from and to the Gild Hall, Church Road. The Mayor will take the salute.


Other services on the Sunday at which one or more members of the Royal British Legion are present include:


St.Michael`s Church Altcar at 09:30 hrs

Hightown: 10:50hrs at Hightown War Memorial followed by a service in St. Stephen's Church Hightown.

Ince Blundell: 12:30hrs at Ince Blundell War Memorial

Formby: 3pm at Holy Trinity Church


Our Garden of Remembrance Crosses situated at the War Memorial, Formby Village will be open from the 1st November for the public to lay a cross in remembrance of relations and loved ones lost, Crosses can be obtained from Formby Home Store for a small donation to our Poppy Appeal. Our Poppy stalls in Waitrose and Tesco from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th will also have them available.


Also, the Formby Royal British Legion Branch AGM is to be held at 2pm on Sun 26th Nov in the Bier House at St.Peter`s Church, Formby. All members are very welcome to attend.

Summary of dates and times.....

The following times for Remembrance Services are:

Saturday 11th November

Formby War Memorial...................................................10:55am

Minutes Silence...............................................................11:00am

Polish War Graves at Our Lady's...................................11:30am

Sunday 12th November

St. Michaels, Altcar.............................................................9:30am

Hightown War Memorial.................................................10:50am

St. Stephens, Hightown...................................................11:15am

Ince Blundell, War Memorial..........................................12:30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Formby........................................... 3:00pm

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