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Rochdale unveils new perspective on town’s Cenotaph

Rochdale unveils new perspective on town’s Cenotaph

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 17:41 GMT

​A unique piece of innovative artwork based on the unknown soldier on top of the Rochdale Cenotaph has been unveiled.

World War One floral display an award-winner

World War One floral display an award-winner

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2014 16:54 GMT

​A commemorative floral tribute which marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One has received a coveted ‘Highly Commended for Excellence’ award from North West in Bloom.

Thousands gather for Remembrance Sunday Services

Thousands gather for Remembrance Sunday Services

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 13:28 GMT

Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday for poignant Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation’s war heroes.

Night of musical remembrance as Royal British Legion calls for poppy appeal support

Night of musical remembrance as Royal British Legion calls for poppy appeal support

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2014 11:56 GMT

Pipers from the 70 Squadron Air Cadets joined the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) in a moving ‘Festival of Remembrance’ concert at Rochdale Town Hall.

Rochdale unveils dramatic artwork based on town’s Cenotaph

Rochdale unveils dramatic artwork based on town’s Cenotaph

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2014 14:48 GMT

A unique piece of innovative artwork will be unveiled in Rochdale on Remembrance Sunday, as part of the boroughs World War One Centenary commemorations.

Magnificent seven - Rochdale businesses sign armed forces pledge

Magnificent seven - Rochdale businesses sign armed forces pledge

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 15:22 BST

Seven more firms have shown their support for the Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2014 15:17 BST

A billboard-sized piece of street art has been unveiled in Rochdale Central Library today as part of a nationwide project to create a unique and online response to the First World War.

Graves of VC recipients renovated in commemoration of their gallantry

Graves of VC recipients renovated in commemoration of their gallantry

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 09:52 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has renovated the graves of three Victoria Cross recipients who were laid to rest in the borough’s cemeteries.

Street to be renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Street to be renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 15:14 BST

A street in Heywood is set to be renamed in commemoration of Private Anthony Palmer, a Crimean war hero and Victoria Cross recipient, who is buried in Heywood Cemetery.

Remembering the fallen – Rochdale welcomes historic march

Remembering the fallen – Rochdale welcomes historic march

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 12:01 BST

Hundreds gathered on the streets and by the town hall on Sunday as Rochdale welcomed the final stage of an historic re-enactment, 100 years on from when 1,000 soldiers had originally marched to the town from Todmorden at the beginning of World War One.

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 11:01 BST

Author Ralph Davidson, from Milnrow, unveiled a poignant new book during a special launch event and book signing at Rochdale Town Hall this week.

Fallen soldiers remembered in town centre service

Fallen soldiers remembered in town centre service

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2014 13:21 BST

Around 60 members of the public joined town centre Chaplain Rev Margaret Smith for a poignant service at Rochdale Memorial Gardens on Monday – marking the day Britain declared war.

Rochdale commemorates WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

Rochdale commemorates WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2014 13:28 BST

Rochdale was plunged into darkness last night as council buildings, homes and businesses took part in LIGHTS OUT – a nationwide event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Poignant call to arms as residents urged to remember historic march

Poignant call to arms as residents urged to remember historic march

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2014 11:17 BST

World War One re-enactment 100 years on – Sunday 10 August. Rochdale residents are being asked to take part in a historic re-enactment by lining the streets on 10 August to welcome a commemorative march from Todmorden to Rochdale.

Council chief attends Downing Street Armed Forces celebration
Army Celebrates Close Links with Rochdale Borough Council

Army Celebrates Close Links with Rochdale Borough Council

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2014 10:19 BST

The Army’s event team were welcomed by Rochdale Borough Council during a Full Council meeting on 24 July where they spoke on the changing face of the Service.

Rochdale to commemorate WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

Rochdale to commemorate WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2014 14:35 BST

At 10pm on 4 August, Rochdale will be plunged into darkness as council buildings, homes and businesses take part in LIGHTS OUT

Council chief attends Downing Street Armed Forces celebration

Council chief attends Downing Street Armed Forces celebration

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2014 16:46 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s Acting Chief Executive visited Number 10 Downing Street this week. Linda Fisher was invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to a special Armed Forces reception.

Rochdale borough remembers Srebrenica

Rochdale borough remembers Srebrenica

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2014 17:12 BST

Deputy Mayor Councillor Surinder Biant, Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk and Council Leader Councillor Richard Farnell were joined by individuals, organisations and dignitaries from across the borough at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday for an event to mark Srebrenica Memorial Day.

Rochdale Borough Council marks Srebrenica Memorial Week with town hall event

Rochdale Borough Council marks Srebrenica Memorial Week with town hall event

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 16:21 BST

The Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership, the Rochdale Multi-Faith Partnership and Greater Manchester Police will host a Remembering Srebrenica Memorial Week event at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday.