Concert to remember at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall

Cleckheaton-born Army musician, Corporal Lyndon Walker, has been presented with a long service medal marking 15 years with The Band of the King's Division.
Cleckheaton-born Army musician, Corporal Lyndon Walker, has been presented with a long service medal marking 15 years with The Band of the King's Division.

Top Army musicians from the Weeton based Band of the King’s Division will lead the fourth Northern Festival of Remembrance concert in Fleetwood this Saturday night.

The stirring concert takes place at the Marine Hall, beginning at 7.30pm.

Under their director of Music Captain Justin Matthews, the band will play a selection of tunes in the first half of the evening which will also feature contributions from duo Classic Sound,

Also performing are Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts and the Capricorn Singers, with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Sally Naden narrating.

The Band will accompany the following Parade of Standards, led by the Mayor’s chaplain, Mr Tom Birch.

The annual event has extra poignancy this year, as the nation celebrates the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, in which a great many Fleetwood men died.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Councillor Ron and Mrs Brenda Shewan will be hosting the festival, with all proceeds donated to the Mayor’s Charities 2014/15: Trinity Hospice, Brian House Children’s Hospice and in addition The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Tickets cost £8.50 and seating must be pre-booked.

The tickets are available from Marine Hall box office on (01253) 887693 or Andrea Mullin, electoral and civic services officer at Wyre Council on (01253) 887257.