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Services across Cumbria to honour our war dead

Cumbria will pay its respects to those who have died in conflict at a series of services across the county at the weekend.

Ceremony: A 90- strong procession will makes its way to Carlisle Cathedral for Remembrance Day Service

In Carlisle a 90-strong procession will wind its way from the Old Town Hall to Carlisle Cathedral where at 10am those who have lost their lives in battle will be remembered at the annual service.

Taking part in the procession this year will be defence minister Philip Dunne. He will join senior clergy, military personnel and city councillors as they walk through the city centre. The procession will be led by Carlisle mayor Ray Bloxham and will include the Honorary Recorder of Carlisle Judge Paul Batty, city MP John Stevenson, Alan Barry, chairman of Cumbria County Council and temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson.

Following the service the procession will make its way to the Town Hall Square where a public service and wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 10.55am.

Mr Bloxham, said: “We will be thinking as well of our brave Service Men and Women who have served and lost their lives in recent conflicts.”

At 2.30pm Mr Bloxham will visit the Cenotaph in the city’s Rickerby Park where a wreath-laying ceremony will be held by The Royal British Legion’s Cumberland and Westmorland branch.

In Penrith, dignitaries will gather for the annual parade through the town at 2.15pm at Portland Place before walking to St Andrews church for the Remembrance service at 2.30pm.

In Whitehaven, the procession will form outside Copeland Council offices at 10.30am before heading to the Cenotaph in Castle Park.

After the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths, it will head to the United Reformed Church in James Street where a service will be held.

There will be a remembrance parade in Harrington on Sunday between 9.30am and 10.30am followed by a second parade in Workington town centre from 2pm to 4pm

Cleator Moor Town Council and the Joint Churches of Cleator Moor will hold a service of remembrance at St John’s Church, Cleator Moor, from 2.40pm. This will be followed by wreath-laying at the war memorial, on the Square, and a short service in the Methodist Church.

In Egremont, the parade will form on Ehen Court Road at 10.45am. Led by Egremont Town Band, it will make its way to the Market Place for a two-minute silence at the war memorial at 11am. This will be followed by a short service and wreath-laying. The parade will then march to St Mary’s and St Michael’s Parish Church for the Remembrance Service.

At Moor Row, a short service will be held at the war memorial at 1pm, followed by wreath laying, while in Arlecdon and Frizington the parish council will hold a Service of Remembrance at 1.30pm in the Fire Station on Main Street followed by wreath laying at the war memorial.

Gosforth’s branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a service at Muncaster Church at 3pm.

On Monday, an Armistice Day service, including a two-minute silence, will be held at St Nicholas' Gardens, Whitehaven, at 11am.

Cockermouth’s procession starts at Sainsbury’s car park at 2pm and will march to the cenotaph on Station Road for a service and wreath-laying ceremony followed by a service in Christ Church at 2.30pm.

In Maryport, a parade will gather at Fleming Square at 2pm, leaving at 2.30pm for St Mary’s church at 3pm. This will be followed by wreath laying at Memorial Gardens

In Flimby a service and wreath-laying will take place at St Nicholas Church at 10am while in Aspatria the parade will set off from Market Square at 2.30pm and head to Memorial Gardensbefore a service in St Kentigern’s Church.

In Keswick, a remembrance service will be held in St John’s Church at 2.30pm followed by a march to the cenotaph on Penrith Road for a wreath-laying ceremony. The Keswick branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a short service at the cenotaph at 11am on Monday.

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I don't care what others think I joined the the forces to follow in the footsteps of real hero's and to serve for my queen and united kingdom the country I love, I wear a poppy every year, and come Sunday I will be marching and Monday I will join many others in silence, no doubt with a tear in my eye, for there sacrifice is our today

Posted by Jon on 7 November 2013 at 23:29

It was sad to see the Carlisle city centre war memorial - it had weeds growing round it and bird muck on the plaque.

I would love to have pulled out the weeds but worried in case I got accused of damaging it - no doubt some council employee would have told me off.

Please please please can News and Star ask council to clean it before Sunday.

Posted by Mrs Hodges on 7 November 2013 at 16:02

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