SERVICES and processions will take place across the borough this week as residents unite to mark Remembrance Sunday.

With Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday coming up this week, the services will remember those who fought in the World Wars and honour those who lost their lives in conflicts.

Previous events in Leigh have attracted thousands of residents in Leigh, both young and old, who have shown their support and paid respects to the fallen.

Leigh Journal: Thousands of residents have come to previous commemorative events in LeighThousands of residents have come to previous commemorative events in Leigh (Image: Leigh Journal)

On Sunday, November 13, this year's parade will assemble at Marsh Gymnasium, Ullswater Street, at 10.15am proceeding at 10.30am to the Cenotaph War Memorial on Church Street.

Making its way through the streets, the procession will lead to the Cenotaph, where a service and wreath-laying will take place.

In addition to veteran groups and members of the community, council workers and the Deputy Mayor will be in attendance.

Commemorative events will also be taking place across the borough’s district centres and townships, including Atherton and Tyldesley.

Leigh Journal: Groups paying their respects at a previous procession in LeighGroups paying their respects at a previous procession in Leigh (Image: Yvette Clark)

Councillor Yvonne Klieve, lead cabinet member for the Armed Forces, said: “We are proud that our services across the borough are well-attended and we are sure this year will be no different.

“Remembrance Sunday will always remain an important date in our calendar as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Through the armed forces covenant, the council is committed to supporting veterans and the armed forces in our communities.

"Our support for Remembrance Sunday is a key part of that.”

For more information, visit the council website here.