Remembrance 2018 – Ellesmere Port


Eleven o’clock on Sunday 11th November 2018 will mark the centenary of the armistice of WW1.

It’s the moment in 1918 when guns fell silent after the four years of the First World War.

The mayor of Ellesmere Port is inviting residents and local organisations to attend the annual Act of Remembrance on Sunday to pay tribute to those who died or were wounded during the war, as well as those who remained at home to support the war effort.

People in Ellesmere Port town will have the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War.

The commemoration events will start at Civic Square with a short service, laying of wreaths, a reading by Rev Gordon McGuiness, the national silence and the playing of the last post.

Following the playing of the National Anthem by the Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets, the parade will form and make its way to St Thomas Church for the traditional church service.

Following the church service light refreshments will be available at the Civic Hall.

Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Cllr Karen Shore 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 and local organisations from Ellesmere Port to attend and to pay their respects to our brave servicemen and women past and present.

“Those who lost their lives during  the Great War will remain in our thoughts for forever. Their bravery and suffering should never be forgotten.”

Present at the service will be a number of dignitaries and representatives from local groups – including: Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and ex-members of the armed forces.