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November 2010

Remembrance Sunday

Graves of Polish Pilots stationed at RAF Woodvale, Formby who died in World War II and are buried in Our Lady's RC Church Cemetery

"When you go home tell them of us, and say
for your tomorrow, we gave our today"


Storm Damage in Formby

Storm damaged tree felled at corner of Timms Lane This morning residents in Formby are waking up to count the cost of the damage caused by last nights storm.

The storm was strong enough to have a impact on Formby. Some trees were felled, wooden fencing panels displaced, chimney cowls in need of repair and the formation of large compressed leaf banks.

A mature tree at the junction of Timms Lane, Green Lane and Wrigleys Lane lay in the road until it was chopped up and the remains moved out of the road. Elsewhere in a Gores Lane front garden, a tree was ripped up and blown against the house. Fortunately there appears to be little or no damage to the property. In the grounds of Formby Swimming Pool a tree has been uprooted and lies at an awkward angle across other bushes.

It will be some time before the extent of the storm damage is calculated. If you have any stories of other effects please use the comments link below:

Armistice Day


"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them"

Formby Remembers

Formby Remembrance Services will be held this week in the village. On Thursday 11th November, Armistice Day will be marked in the following way:

Thursday 11 November, Formby Village War Memorial

10.50 hrs,     March On, The Standards
10.55 hrs,     Address by Hon Chaplain RBL Rev Keith Jones
10.59 hrs,     The Exhortation, President RBL C Goulbourne
11.00 hrs,     The Last Post, 2 Mins Silence
11.02 hrs,     The Reveille
11.05 hrs,     Planting of Crosses
11.20 hrs      March Off, the Standards

11.30 hrs    Our Lady of Compassion Church Formby – Cross Laying Ceremony at the Polish Airmens War Graves.

On Sunday there will be:

A Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service of Commemoration

14.30 hrs, Parade assembles, Whitehouse Lane,
14.40 hrs, Parade “march off”
15.00 hrs, Service, Holy Trinity Church
16.00 hrs, March Past, Formby War emorial
16.15 hrs, Wreath Laying Ceremony, RBL HQ, Garden of Remembrance

Please join me and other residents and show your for support for these important local ceremonies that have been arranged by Formby Royal British Legion.

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