Remembrance Sunday 2022: Where commemorations are taking place in Greater Manchester and road closures

Here’s where you can commemorate Remembrance Sunday 2022 in Greater Manchester.

Remembrance Sunday, the annual commemoration of British army personnel who have lost their lives in military conflicts, will take place on 13 November this year.

The commemoration falls on the nearest Sunday to 11 November – the anniversary of the end of World War I, which is also marked as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. Moving and solemn ceremonies to remember the fallen will be held across Greater Manchester.

Remembrance Sunday in Manchester

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    In Manchester city centre, veterans and serving military personnel will set off on the Parade from from John Dalton Street at 10:25am on Sunday 13 November, arriving at the Manchester Cenotaph in St Peter’s Square for 11am.

    A two-minute silence – marked by shots from a 105mm gun at the start and finish – will take then place at 11am, followed by wreath laying at the Cenotaph.

    Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, the Lord Mayor of Manchester will be laying wreaths, along with representatives from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Reserve Forces represented by the 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital (Volunteers), Royal British Legion on behalf of ex-service men and women, Manchester Consular Association on behalf of Commonwealth Allies, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and young faith representatives.

    Then there will then be another short Parade from the Cenotaph to Cetral Library for the March Past and singing of the National Anthem.

    Once the Parade has finished, the barriers will be removed from the Cenotaph to give members of the public the opportunity to lay their wreaths.

    For anyone unable to attend, the whole event will be livestreamed on Facebook.

    The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Donna Ludford, said: “Remembrance Sunday gives us an opportunity to reflect on past and present conflicts. It also gives us all a chance to express our respects and think of those who have fought for our country.

    “It will be an honour to meet with members of the armed services, faith leaders and the people of Manchester on Sunday and, together, we can mark this solemn day.”

    Remembrance events across Greater Manchester

    Remembrance Sunday commemorations will also be taking place all over Greater Manchester.

    Tameside Council has published a comprehensive list of all services taking place in each of the borough’s towns between Friday 11 November and Sunday 13 November.

    In Ashton town centre the parade will gather at 9am on Market Street and head towards Ashton Parish Church for the service. At 9.45am, the parade will continue to Ashton War Memorial for wreath-laying at 10.45am.

    Bolton Council has also released its programme of remembrance events, starting with a concert at Albert Halls featuring the Lancashire Artillery Band among other artists on Thursday evening (10 November). More information and tickets can be found on the Octagon website.

    The Vicar of Bolton will lead an Armistice Day service at Victoria Square on 11 November, starting at 10.50am, and there will be a Remembrance Sunday service on Victoria Square on 13 November at 10.40am.

    In Rochdale town centre, the Remembrance Sunday events will begin at 10.55am with a service at the war memorial, after a short parade involving councillors, magistrates, officers and other civic guests and organisations. Rochdale Council has also issued a list of other local events taking place throughout the borough.

    InSalford, the Ceremonial Mayor is inviting residents to mark the occasion at the war memorial on Chorley Road in Swinton with a small service and a two minutes’ silence. The parade will assemble at 10.40am and the service commences at 10.45am. There is also a list of other Remembrance Day commemorations in Salford on the council website.

    Trafford Council has published a full list of all the services taking place in the region, including in Altrincham, Sale, Hale, Bowden and Stretford.

    Road closures

    A number of city centre roads will be closed for the event and parking will be suspended from 6am. The affected roads are: John Dalton Street (Deansgate to Cross Street), Princess Street (Cross Street to Portland Street with the road closed at Back George Street), Cross Street (Princess Street to King Street), Peter Street (Deansgate to Oxford Street with the road shut at Watson street and Hale Street), Mount Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square), Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street), Southmill Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square), Bootle Street (Deansgate to Mount Street), Lloyd Street (Deansgate to Southmill), Jackson Row (Deansgate to Southmill), Central Street (Southmill to Mount Street), Cooper Street (Kennedy to Princess Street), West Mosely Street (Booth Street to Princess Street), Bow Lane (Clarence Street to Princess Street), St James’s Square (South King Street to John Dalton Street) and Ridgefield (Mulberry Street to John Dalton Street).

    No trams will pass through the St Peter’s Metrolink stop between 10.15am and 12.30pm.