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Poppy wreaths left at the war memorial in Earlestown after this year's Remembrance services.

Newton honours the fallen

by Gemma Melling

Newton and Earlestown once again fell silent to remember lives lost in conflict as it marked Remembrance this year.

A service took place in Earlestown on Sunday, 12 November 2023, as well as a parade, which George Campbell, Chairman of the Newton and District Veterans Association, described as “the longest parade I have seen in 20 years”.

Many local veterans joined in the commemorations, as did people from acoss the community.

In addition, Julie from Walkers Funeral Service created a beautiful Remembrance display, with many local veterans lending their old military artefacts to help create it.

Meanwhile, the Garden of Remembrance in Earlestown, which was created by the veterans with help from young people from Business for Youth’s Junior Gardening Club, is looking lovely, just as intended.

What’s next for Newton and District Veterans?

The group are holding their Christmas Charity Fundraiser at Patterson Street Function Room on Friday, 8 December from 7.30pm.

Entry is £5 and there’ll be a fantastic femal vocalist, buffet, hotpot, raffle, tombola, bingo and more.

Contact Mike Box for more information on 07841 638601.

About Newton and District Veterans

This friendly group meet at Patterson Street Social, Newton le Willows, 19.30 hrs on the first Tuesday of every month and welcomes all ex-forces to come along and join in.

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