Silent soldiers to lead eleven days of remembrance across Tameside

A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st.

They will then be deployed to posts across the borough’s nine towns, in line with memorial events and activities that will take place every day until Remembrance Day on November 11th.

There promises to be events for all ages and interests, including hidden toy soldiers, pop-up poppy gardens and doves of peace.

Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for culture, Cllr Leanne Feeley, said: “The 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War is a landmark opportunity to pay tribute to those who fought and sacrificed their lives for their country and reflect on how local communities and families were affected.

“The Cultural Services team has planned both a vibrant programme of events – from the fun to the poignant – to appeal to all ages and give everyone an opportunity to join in remembrance.”

You can get involved by taking your own pictures and posting on social media with the hastag #TamesideRemembers.

After November 1st, silent soldier silhouettes will be placed around the following places:

  • Hyde – outside the town hall
  • Dukinfield – outside the town hall
  • Denton – outside the town hall
  • Mossley – George Lawton Hall
  • Audenshaw – Ryecroft Hall
  • Stalybridge – by the war memorial
  • Hollingworth – by the war memorial
  • Droylsden – outside the library
  • Ashton – Ashton Parish Church.

 

The full schedule of events is as follows:

A full list of remembrance services and parades: