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Wreath laid at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Remembrance services in Knowsley

by Gemma Melling

To mark Armistice Day 2021 in Knowsley, a number of Civic Acts of Remembrance are taking place across the borough.

These are as follows:

Huyton Cenotaph – Thursday, 11 November 10.45am

You’ll find the Huyton Cenotaph between Huyton Library and Knowsley Council Municipal Annex on Civic Way, Huyton. The outdoor service is organised by the Royal British Legion and will include the laying of wreaths.

Prescot Primary School / Prescot Parish Church and Cenotaph – Sunday 14 November from 9.40am

You’ll find Prescot Primary School on Maryville Road, Prescot, L34 2TA. Please note that there is limited parking at the school itself.

A parade will take place at this event, leaving from Prescot Primary School at 10.25am arriving at Prescot Parish Church at 10.50am for an outdoor service and laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph (which is outside Prescot Parish Church).

There will also be an indoor service at Prescot Parish Church at 11.15am, and a return parade to Prescot Primary School leaving at 12 noon, approximately.  Please note that people attending the indoor service will be required to wear masks.

Kirkby Cenotaph – Sunday 14 November 2021 from 10.30am

You’ll find Kirkby Cenotaph outside the Kirkby Centre on Norwich Way. The outdoor service is organised by the Royal British Legion and will include the laying of wreaths.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council’s portfolio holder for Regeneration and Economic Development and also Member Champion for the Armed Forces and Veterans, said:

“We will join people across the nation when Knowsley falls silent on 11 November, and attend services on 14 November, to remember all those affected by conflict, both past and present.

“We will join people across the nation when Knowsley falls silent on 11 November to remember all those affected by conflict, both past and present.

“As we mark Remembrance Day, the members of the armed forces who gave their lives across conflicts through the years will be honoured, as will those who survived and the others who continue to support them.”

More information

Other services may also be taking place across the borough, contact your local Town / Parish Council or church for further details.