COMMEMORATIONS, including fundraising for the Poppy Appeal, are taking place across Allerdale in anticipation of remembrance on Sunday.

Care homes in Workington, Newlands Care Centre and Amathea Care Centre in Ashfield have built displays in honour of soldiers from all conflicts.

The Newlands Care Centre has a display of flags, “Silent Soldier” silhouettes and 1,700 knitted poppies. The display was built by residents, relatives and members of the West Cumberland Royal Engineer Association in anticipation of Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

General manager at the care centre, Kim Whelan said: “We are hoping to have a good turnout and for families and friends to join us.

“Thank you to all in the community for your ongoing support and a big thank you to Access Pro Scaffolding for providing the scaffolding for free.”

Amathea Care Home has built its own display with a “Weeping Window” made up of knitted poppies.

Silhouettes of soldiers have been installed by Workington Town Council in four locations across the town.

‘There But Not There’ soldiers were introduced in 2018 as a reminder of the fallen.

Councillor Carole Armstrong, chairman of Workington Town Council’s culture committee said: “The soldier silhouettes are a powerful symbol of remembrance that have really resonated with the community.

“For that reason we have decided to display the statues annually as a mark of respect not only for those who served during World War One but as a tribute to all who have served in, or supported, the armed forces.”

Workington’s Remembrance Parade begins from Pow Street in the town centre at 1.45pm for a 2pm start. The parade stops at the cenotaph in Vulcan’s Park for the service and wreath laying before going on to our Lady and St Michael’s Church at 3pm. Cockermouth’s Remembrance Sunday proceedings begin at 1.15pm from Lorton Street Methodist Church with a wreath laying at the cenotaph at 2pm.

Remembrance Sunday proceedings begin for Maryport at Fleming Square with a parade gathering at 2.30pm. The parade will move off at 2.45pm with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church followed by a wreath laying in the nearby memorial gardens. The parade then heads for Maryport Rugby Club to be dismissed.