Remembrance Sunday service to take place this weekend

West Kirby war memorial

Around 2,000 people are expected to attend the annual Hoylake and District Remembrance Sunday service in West Kirby on 12 November.

Veterans and serving service personnel will be among those heading to the Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial to remember those who lost their lives in conflicts, as they have done for many decades.

People attending the service are asked to arrive at 10:30am for a 10:45am start.

The parade will start from the top of Beacon Drive at 10:30am. When the service at the war memorial ends at around 11.30am the parade will continue down Grange Hill, taking the salute outside the Concourse, then falling out in Dee Lane.

A Remembrance Service thought to be have been held in the 1920s. Photo credit: Andy Brown

Following the conclusion of the parade, people are also invited to sign a Book of Remembrance at the Concourse in memory of those from the 149th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery – known as the Hoylake Horse – who lost their lives in WW2. A plaque commemorating those who served is on display in the building.

Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Jerry Williams, who will attend a service at Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, said: “For more than a century people have gathered on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday to remember the courage and sacrifice of the fallen, and all those who have defended the freedoms we have today.

“We will come together again this year against a backdrop of terrible conflict in the world, which is a powerful reminder of the day’s enduring theme of hope for a more peaceful world.”