A hardy and determined group of South Fylde Freemasons braved the chilly, coastal wintry weather at St Annes-on-Sea for the annual, Fylde Borough Council led, Service of Remembrance.
As is usual for this event, the Service of Remembrance took place at the stunning Victory Cenotaph in the heart of the seaside town, following a short processional parade from the Promenade to Ashton Gardens.
The service is always well attended by civic leaders, emergency services, military organisations, religious orders and numerous voluntary and youth groups. Following a number of readings and prayers, there were hymns with music provided by a local brass band. Organisations were then invited to lay poppy wreaths on behalf of their respective members to honour those who did not return from conflicts.
South Fylde Group wreath was laid by Group Vice Chairman Ian Park along with another Masonic Order wreath laid by Geoff Crosland. The South Fylde brethren were in fine voice throughout the singing of the hymns and National Anthem.
Pictures and report by John Topping.