Hundreds pay tribute at Remembrance Sunday events

Remembrance Sunday events around the borough attracted big crowds as residents, servicemen and women and veterans honoured those who fell during the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Victoria Square in St Helens was packed as a Remembrance parade, organised by St Helens Council and the Royal British Legion, made its way from Birchley Street to the war memorial in front of St Helens Town Hall.

The parade was headed by veterans and young representatives from the
cadets, scouts and guides – watched by the Mayor of St Helens Councillor Steve Glover, Council Leader Barrie Grunewald, St Helens South MP Marie Rimmer, councillors and civic guests.

St Helens North MP Conor McGinn joined Deputy Mayor of St Helens Councillor Dave Banks, Newton ward councillors, civic guests and large crowds outside Earlestown Town Hall for a Remembrance Day service and wreath laying ceremony involving both current and ex-service personnel.

St Helens Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: “Remembrance Sunday is a welcome opportunity for all of us to pay tribute to those who gave their
lives for their country – not just in the two World Wars, but in all the
conflicts that have taken place since.”