Although the traditional services of remembrance could not be held this year, the fallen were remembered in both Churches.
“We will remember them”
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month , St Mark’s held a small service to commemorate Armistice day
A field of poppies was planted in front of St Margaret’s Church overlooking St Margaret’s road memorial, by friends of Hale Civic Society , Jabberwoks and Altrincham Court Leet. Their efforts remind us of the importance of remembrance.
At the West end of St. Margaret’s Church , where we ‘normally’ gather for coffee after services, there is a beautiful marble tablet on which names are commemorated of those from our own parish who died in the service of their country in the 1914 – 1918 war.
We pray for all of them today – and particularly for Pat Stead and her family. If you look closely, you will find the names G. Rustige and F. Rustige. These are Pat’s uncles. George is buried in a commonwealth grave in Timperley churchyard, having died of his wounds in a Sheffield military hospital. Frederick is buried in France. Pat only learnt of Frederick’s whereabouts recently.
We pray for them, and for all who have died in the service of their country.