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Service of Remembrance – Halton

Lancaster Guardian 16 November 1956

LANCASTER AND DISTRICT TRIBUTE TO FALLEN OF WORLD WARS

Halton

There was a short service of remembrance at the war memorial on Sunday morning. The company of boy scouts with their leaders Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Welsh, guides with their leader Mrs. Welsh, and cubs with their leader Mrs. Preston paraded. The rector Rev. E. J. W. Ferguson officiated. Prayers were said and the names of the fallen in the two world wars were read. The two minutes’ silence was observed after which scout Peter Mason sounded “Last Post” followed by “Reveille.” Wreaths were laid, one on behalf of the commanding officer and men at the Halton Bridging Camp by a soldier; one for the boy scouts by Mr. Ackerman, one for guides by Mrs. Welsh. Other flowers were placed on the memorial by relatives of the fallen. A special service was also held in St. Wilfrid’s church on Sunday evening. The Rector read an extract from the funeral oration of Pericles. The names of the fallen were also read.

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