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Remembrance Sunday events taking place this weekend

By Paul Johnston at

The annual Hoylake and District Remembrance Sunday service is taking place in West Kirby on 10 November.

The parade departs Beacon Drive at 10.30am, with veterans and serving service personnel among those heading to the war memorial at Grange Hill for 10.45am, to remember those who lost their lives in conflicts.

This part of the parade is being organised by retired Royal Marine Captain Dan Hasted, who said: “I attended the Hoylake & District service last year and was blown away by how well attended it is.

“The only thing missing were the veterans who are an important aspect of other parades so let’s encourage as many to attend as possible.”

Grange Hill War Memorial

The service will also be attended by representatives from the cadets, emergency services and local lifeboat crews.

The Parade will then leave the war memorial via Grange Old Road, for the salute outside the Concourse.

A laying of the wreath for the 149th ‘Hoylake Horse’ regiment will then take place in the library.

West Kirby Library, where the laying of the wreath will take place for the 149th Hoylake Horse regiment

In addition, West Kirby Social Club will once again be hosting a charity music festival for Remembrance Sunday, in aid of Friends of Grange Hill War Memorial and Friends of Sandlea Gardens.

Doors open at midday, live music starts at 1pm until late and there is free entry and a raffle.