Whitworth Town Council

Remembrance Sunday Commemorations

Whitworth’s Remembrance Sunday Commemorations

On the Sunday closest to 11th November annually, Whitworth residents young and old gather to remember those lost and injured during times of conflict.  The town’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations will begin with the Remembrance Sunday procession, which will leaves from opposite the former Town Council Offices (just north of the corner of Market Street and Tong Lane) at 10.20am; the processional route will be the subject of a road closure order for this short period of time and drivers are advised to avoid the area.  The procession will be led by Whitworth’s Mayor, who will be supported by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Brass Band, plus the local uniformed organisations, Town, Borough and County Councillors, representatives of the town’s schools and places of worship, Lancashire Constabulary and members of the public.

The procession will arrive at Whitworth’s Memorial Gardens in Facit at approximately 10.40am, and will be followed immediately by a Service of Remembrance around the Cenotaph, including a two-minute silence at 11am. 

This event can only continue with the help of volunteer marshals to assist with the road closure.  If you know any adults willing to help marshal then please contact Councillor David Chorlton on cllrdchorlton@gmail.com or 07939 218 266.

Following the Service of Remembrance, everyone is invited to join the Mayor at The Ashcroft for light, warm refreshments. 


2022 Remembrance Commemorations
Date: 10:20am at Tong Lane for Procession followed by service at 10:40am in memorial garden