Battles Over



Anson Engine Museum

“Battles Over” – Sunday - 11th November 2018


18.45  Welcome and Introduction – Anson Engine Museum

18.46  “Tribute to the millions”, Remembering Poynton’s fallen & the Roll of Honour – Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore

18.55  The Last Post – Played by Jimmy Downs – A former member of Norbury Church Lads Brigade

18.58  “We will remember them” from Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen” – Glyn Derbyshire Branch President – Poynton Royal British Legion.

18.59  One minutes silence.

19.00  Lighting the beacon on the “Dirt Ruck” (Anson Colliery Slag Heap) – Anson Engine Museum

19.05  Ringing the Colliery Bell (33 times in memory of each of those named on the Roll of Honour) – Anson Engine Museum

19.10  Light Refreshments in the museum with WW1 background music played on a vintage gramophone from John Simpson’s collection. There will also be a small collection of WW1 memorabilia on display including contributions from Alan Hulme.