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War event for Fleetwood

Wartime rules forbade photography on the docks. But this is how Wyre Dock looked then. On the far side is the site of today's Freeport Shopping and Leisure Complex. HISTORICAL - 1940s -WORLD WAR TWO - FLEETWOOD DOCKS

Wartime rules forbade photography on the docks. But this is how Wyre Dock looked then. On the far side is the site of today's Freeport Shopping and Leisure Complex. HISTORICAL - 1940s -WORLD WAR TWO - FLEETWOOD DOCKS

A special event to mark the centenary of the First World War is being planned for Fleetwood in November.

Wyre Council is organising The Homecoming, a community parade in Fleetwood on Armistice Day, Tuesday November 11, to mark the milestone of the Great War.

More than just a parade, a Wyre Council spokeswoman said: “We hope the event will include schools, community groups, organisations, veterans and any other willing residents of Fleetwood and the surrounding area. It’s an artsbased event and the intention is that people will be dressed as of the time and the town centre will be decorated with murals, bunting, flags and other memorials of many homecomings that occurred during the war.”

The event is still in planning stages but more information can be found at www.wyre.gov.uk/homecoming where people can also express an interest in taking part.

Meanwhile, the council has also created a commemorative floral display on The Mount, in the shape of a giant poppy, which pays tribute to those who died in the 1914-18 conflict.

 

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