Remembrance Day services will resume across the region this year after events were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year local councils are planning events on Sunday November 14 to commemorate the contribution of the Armed Forces and their families from Britain and the Commonwealth.

It remembers those who fought in World War One and later conflicts and people across the country traditionally wear a poppy.

The Queen usually leads services on Remembrance weekend at the Cenotaph in London, but this year has been advised to take on desk-based duties for the next two weeks. 

Winsford Guardian: Queen Elizabeth II (right) during the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London in 2020 (PA)Queen Elizabeth II (right) during the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London in 2020 (PA)

In a statement given last Friday, the palace said: “Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday November 13.

“However, it remains The Queen’s firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on November 14.”

Winsford is holding a special event to mark the occasion, with a parade and service that members of the public are invited to join. 

Winsford Remembrance Parade and Service 

When: Sunday November 14 10.15am

Where: Wyvern House (start of parade)/Winsford Shopping Centre (service)

Guests are invited to join the parade at 10.15am outside Wyvern House and will walk to Winsford Shopping Center.

The service will commence at 10.45am at the Winsford Shopping Center and will last for 30 minutes.