The official dedication of the Congleton Cenotaph took place on Sunday 19th September. The dedication service recognised the improved site that now contains just over 600 names and is a safer, more attractive and a fitting place for people to visit.
Many local people joined the parade and congregated at the Cenotaph in Lawton Street to witness the dedication of the site.
The parade left West Street Car Park, led by the Rode Hall Silver Band with Gary Dolman from the Royal British Legion taking the role of Parade Sergeant. Local uniformed groups as well as representatives of the armed forces marched thorough town and around 70 guests and sponsors attended as guests of the Partnership and Town Mayor. A flypast from a Spitfire conclude the dedication.
Town Mayor, Councillor Denis Murphy said: “It is important that we remember and honour all the local people who have lost their lives whilst serving their country. I am delighted that we finally have a cenotaph site that does this, and I would like to thank everyone who has made this possible. The dedication to the previous site was held on the 11th November 1923. It is hoped that the plaques from that site will be available for viewing at the entrance to the Town Hall. We hope that local people will continue to come to this site to reflect and remember for many decades to come.”