Crewe’s Municipal Square has been renamed Memorial Square as a permanent tribute to those who fell in two world wars and other conflicts.
The renaming took place after an Armistice Day ceremony and commemorative parade on Tuesday, November 11th.
Crowds gathered for a service led by the Rev Ken Sambrook, Associate Priest of St Mary’s Wistaston with St Luke’s Willaston.
A reading was given by Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, before the Last Post was played and a two-minute silence was observed.
The service was attended by representatives of the Armed Forces including the Royal British Legion.
Wreaths were laid by Councillors Pam Minshall and Ben Minshall, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Crewe, the head girl and head boy of Ruskin School, children from Pebble Brook Primary School and members of the public.
Armistice Day Ceremony & Commemorative Parade
Cllr Jones and members of the Royal British Legion gave a special salute using replicas of whistles which were used to signal that soldiers had to ‘go over the top’ to attack enemy trenches.
To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War a giant poppy, which was modelled and carved in Southern India, was unveiled as a lasting monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and way of life.
Renaming & Unveiling Ceremony To Remember The Fallen
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