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Published on: Tuesday September 15, 2020

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continued need for social distancing, and in full consultation with the Macclesfield Branch of the Royal British Legion, this year’s Remembrance Parade is unable take place.

There will be a private remembrance service at 11am on Sunday 8th November at the Park Green Cenotaph. Regrettably due to the recent Government guidelines on group gatherings, the attendance at the cenotaph will be ‘invite only’. We understand that this is not ideal, however it is the only course of action that will allow us as a town to commemorate this very poignant occasion.

All invites will be sent out in a timely manner when confirmations of attendance have been received.

For all organisations who are not included in the permitted attendees at the cenotaph, all wreath layers will be directed on the day by the Parade Marshal. Macclesfield RBL will be issuing a list to all groups with a suggested allotted time for laying a wreath following the main service.

Any members of the public wishing to lay a wreath may do so after the organisations have left.

To request a wreath, please contact the Macclesfield Branch of the Royal British Legion on 01625 669876 or maccrbl@btconnect.com.

As a final note please be advised that the usual Armistice 2 minute silence held outside Macclesfield Town Hall will also not be observed publicly on 11th November.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding on this difficult decision.

 

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