Morecambe, Lancaster and Carnforth remembers

Last year's Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph, Morecambe.
Last year's Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph, Morecambe.
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Services will be held across the district to mark Remembrance Sunday.

A two minutes silence in memory of the war dead will be held at the Cenotaph on Marine Road in Morecambe.

The procession will meet at the Platform at 10.20am on Sunday (November 9).

Everyone is welcome to go along to remember all who died for their country in the two World Wars and also those injured or traumatised by more recent operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

The Lancaster service will be held at the Garden of Remembrance, Lancaster Town Hall, at 10.25am, followed by a service in the Priory Church at 11.30am.

There will be a parade and March Past leaving the Priory Church and ending at Lancaster Town Hall at approximately 12.20pm.

In Carnforth, a parade will leave the Carnforth Town Council offices at 10.35am for a service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph.

To help people to pay their respects, Lancaster City Council has suspended parking charges on the car parks at the Bay Arena in Morecambe and Nelson Street in Lancaster on this day.

For further information about the services or to express an interest in laying a wreath contact the Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ, call (01524) 582065 or email Meanwhile a campaign to scatter poppies in memory of the fallen has reminded people not to throw their poppies away after Remembrance Day but instead donate them for a memorial flower bed at Happy Mount Park. The Morecambe Poppy Scatter has collection points for old poppies at Bare Pharmacy, the Welcome Cafe in the Arndale, the York Hotel, George’s takeaway at Lancaster bus station and Asda Lancaster.