SERVICES and parades will take place across the borough for Remembrance Sunday.

Residents, veterans and local councillors will unite in silence to honour the fallen during a series of Remembrance Sunday events.

The day will be marked across the country on Sunday, November 12 with parades and services being held.

Residents will be joined by the Mayor of Wigan as well as local councillors to recognise the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in the two world wars and in recent conflicts.

The leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux MBE, said: “Remembrance Sunday is always one of the most important days of the year as we pay tribute to the courageous servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

“I encourage everyone across our borough to come together to remember those who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces.

“Wigan Council and its partners are committed to supporting veterans and the armed forces in our communities. Our support for Remembrance Sunday is a key part of that.”

The routes for the Leigh and Wigan parades are below.


The Parade will assemble at Marsh Gymnasium on Ullswater Street, Leigh at 10.15am. It will proceed at 10.30am to the Cenotaph in Church Street Gardens via Railway Road, Market Street, Lord Street, Charles Street and Church Street.

The Service at the Cenotaph will be conducted by the Clergy of Leigh during which wreaths will be laid by several organisations. A wreath will be laid on behalf of the Lieutenancy Office and the Deputy Mayor will lay the wreath on behalf of the Council.

There will be a return procession at the conclusion of the service, the route to be taken via Church Street, Vernon Street, Bradshawgate, Market Street and St Mary's Way to the Town Hall Square.

A salute will be taken on the Town Hall Square when the parade passes along Market Street and those assembled on the Town Hall Square will be thanked for their attendance.


The procession will leave the Town Hall in Library Street at 10.30am and will proceed along Library Street, Rodney Street, King Street, Wallgate, King Street West and Crawford Street to the War Memorial in All Saints' Gardens.

The two minutes silence will be observed at 11am preceded by the sounding of the 'Last Post' and ending with 'Reveille'. Following the sounding of 'Reveille', the Mayor of Wigan will lay a wreath on the War Memorial on behalf of the residents of Wigan to be followed by representatives of the various organisations.

The ceremony will be concluded with the National Anthem. The procession will then proceed into the Parish Church for the Service.

There will be no return procession to the Town Hall at the conclusion of the service, but the Mayor will take the salute from the saluting base as the Service personnel parade by.