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Remembrance 2018 Tameside & Oldham

Remembrance 2018 Tameside & Oldham




Armistice Celebration
Friday 2 November, 7.30pm
Chadderton Together, in collaboration with Chadderton Historical Society, presents an evening of entertainment at Chadderton Town Hall. There will be food, entertainment and a raffle. A bar will also be available.
Tickets are £20 and include supper.
All proceeds will go to the Chadderton Heritage Fund.
For tickets and more information, visit www.chaddertontogether.co.uk

Stories of Sacrifice
Monday 5 November – Saturday 1 December
Catch this special touring version of the British Muslim Heritage Centre’s award-winning exhibition dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War at Gallery Oldham.
T: 0161 770 4653
Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

‘Peace and Plenty? Oldham and the First World War’
Until 12 January
As the war drew to a close what had been the experiences on the home front for the people of Oldham? This exhibition revisits their everyday lives, losses and achievements using the extensive collections at the Gallery.
T: 0161 770 4653
Gallery 3, Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Festival of Remembrance
Friday 9 November, from 6.15pm, £5
Commemorate and honour all those who lost their lives in conflicts and listen to performances from Boarshurst Silver Band. Medals may be worn.
To book, call 0161 770 4083 or pay on the door on the night.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL

Church’s silhouette homage: to the brave soldiers who never came home
Saturday 10 November, 10am–4pm
Ten life-size silhouettes will offer a poignant reminder of those lost in the First World War. Red and white poppies will also be on display.
T: 0161 770 8416
Christ Church Friezland, Church Road, Friezland, Oldham, OL3 7LQ

District Remembrance Services – Sunday 11 November
A procession will assemble at New Radcliffe Street at 10.20am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. The service will commence at 10.50am.
Oldham War Memorial, Oldham (opposite the Old Town Hall).
A procession will assemble at the Chadderton Reform Club, Middleton Road, Chadderton at 10am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am. The service will take place at 10.55am.
War Memorial in the Old Town Hall Gardens, Middleton Road, OL9 6PY
A procession will assemble at the Royal British Legion Club, Newtown Street, Shaw, at 10.30am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.40am. The service will take place at 10.55am.
Crompton War Memorial, Oldham, OL2 8RQ
The parade will assemble at the Failsworth Health Centre at 10.10am proceeding to the War Memorial at 10.30am prompt. The service will take place at 10.55am.
War Memorial, Oldham Road, Failsworth
A procession will assemble at Thomas Street at 10.10am prior to proceeding to the War Memorial. The service will take place at 10.30am.
Lees War Memorial, Thomas Street, Lees
Uniformed services to assemble at the rear of the Co-op at 10.40am prompt and march to the memorial at 10.50am. Service to commence at 10.55am.
Royton Park, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6LR
Meeting at Byrth Road, near Holy Trinity Church at 10.45am, procession will commence at 10.50am. Service to take place just before 11am at Bardsley War Memorial.
Bardsley War Memorial, Ashton Road, Bardsley
Waiting for info
Monday 5 November
A service will commence at 7.15pm at St. Chad’s Memorial, Uppermill.
Sunday 11 November
A service will take place at Pots and Pans from 10.55am onwards.
At 10.50am the Vicar of Waterhead and councillors serving in the Waterhead Ward will assemble around the War Memorial.
Waterhead War Memorial, Huddersfield Road, Oldham, OL4 2HT

A Nation’s Tribute
Sunday 11 November, 7pm
A special service to commemorate the soldiers lost during World War One. There will be a Beacon Lighting Ceremony followed by a service with The Royal British Legion and other dignitaries.
Oldham Parish Church, Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UH

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice
Sunday 25 November, 2pm
Laying of the Standard 10th Manchester Regiment and the Dedication of the New Memorial.
Oldham Parish Church, Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UH

World War One 100 Pop up Exhibition
Until Monday 12 November, 9am–5pm
Explore Oldham Archives’ new display, ‘Oldham during the First World War’, find out more about Oldham soldiers, fill in the Book of Remembrance and pin photos of your ancestors to the photo board. The Royal British Legion will also be selling poppies to raise money.
T: 0161 770 4654
Unit 204 (opposite the Town Centre Team Office), Tommyfield Market Hall, Albion Street Oldham, OL1 3BG


FROM November 10 to 11, the communities making up Tameside will be holding services and ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Cllr Denise Ward, the Civic Mayor of Tameside, said: “This year’s remembrance ceremonies are more important than ever as we will be marking the exact day the armistice took effect to end the First World War.

“I urge residents to attend the special ceremonies across our borough and to pay their respects to our brave servicemen and women past and present.”

Saturday, November 10


Ryecroft Hall

Service and wreath-laying at 10.30am at the memorial stone.

Memorial Garden

Service and wreath-laying at noon at the stone in Audenshaw Memorial Garden, Audenshaw Road, opposite Stamford Road junction.



Service in the memorial garden at 2.30pm.

Sunday, November 11



Parade assembles on Market Street (side of the market hall) at 9am and marches to Ashton Parish Church. After service parade proceeds to Ashton War Memorial for wreath laying at 10.45am.


Service in St Gabriel’s Church, Stamford Street, at 10.55am followed by wreath-laying at adjacent war memorial at 12.30pm.


Service in St John’s Church, Kings Road, at 9.30am. Then procession heads to Hurst Cemetery for wreath-laying at the war memorial at 11am.

Park Bridge

Service at the war memorial in the grounds of Park Bridge Institute at 10.45am.


Parade assembles at Canon Burrows School, Oldham Road, at 2pm and heads to near-by war memorial for service at 2.30pm.


Service and wreath-laying in Audenshaw Cemetery at 3pm.



Parade assembles at Denton Working Men’s Club, Grosvenor Street, at 10am and heads to Victoria Street remembrance garden to lay wreath. Then goes via Denton Town Hall to war memorial in Victoria Park for service of remembrance at 10.45am.

Denton West

Wreath-laying in Thornley Park at 1.30pm.

Haughton Green

Service in St Mary’s Church at 10.30am followed by wreath-laying.


Parade assembles on Church Street at 10am and heads to Droylsden War Memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.45am.


Parade leaves Dukinfield Town Hall at 2.45pm for service and wreath-laying at Chapel Hill memorial at 3pm.



Parade leaves Greenfield Street at 2.10pm and heads to Hyde Central Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, for service at 2.30pm. Then on to Hyde Town Hall for wreath-laying at 3.30pm.


Parade leaves Rosemount Trinity Methodist Church at 10am and heads up Bennett Street to George and Dragon for wreath-laying at 10.15am.


Parade leaves Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, at 11.45am for service and wreath-laying at Werneth Low war memorial at noon. Vehicular access will be available.



Parade leaves Broadbottom Community Centre, Lower Market Street, at 10.30am. Act of remembrance at war memorial at 10.45am.


Service in Hollingworth Methodist Church, Water Lane, at 10am followed by wreath-laying at Mottram Moor war memorial at 10.50am.


Service in Mottram Church at 10.30am.


Service and wreath-laying at 10.45am at war memorial, Mossley Park.


Parade leaves Armentieres Square at 10.35am and heads to Trinity Street war memorial for service and wreath-laying at 10.55am.

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