Widnes Masons, along with other organisations and dignitaries, assembled at the north east corner of Victoria Park in Widnes before parading to the cenotaph in the park, for a service to commemorate and remember those fallen heroes who had made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
The civic procession and service was attended by the Queen’s representative the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. Leading the Widnes Masons was Widnes Group Chairman Neil Pedder, who was supported by his wife Liz and members of the lodges and chapters and other Masonic Orders that meet at Widnes Masonic Hall. They were joined by representatives of the community; the Mayor of Halton Councillor Ged Philbin, Halton MP Derek Twigg, political parties, local youth organisations, the three armed forces, British Legion, war veterans, TA, police, fire and ambulance services and Cadets. It was very well supported with a large congregation from across the community attending at the cenotaph.
After a moving Remembrance Service, a period of two minutes silence was observed, after which wreaths were then laid at the cenotaph. Neil Pedder and Alan Lowe laying the wreaths on behalf of all Widnes Masons along with many more wreaths being laid by numerous organisations and private individuals throughout the town.