Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

Denton — 25 June 2016

Tameside Armed Forces Day 2016

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Victoria Park,
Victoria Street,
M34 2AA

TAMESIDE will salute service personnel past and present on Saturday, 25 June, when the borough celebrates Armed Forces Day in and around Victoria Park, Denton, with support from the Ministry of Defence.

At 11am there will be a short service of remembrance at the war memorial led by Father Alec Mitchell from St Anne’s Church, Denton. Then, from 1pm, the focus is the park bandstand with live music from the Dave Egerton Band and singer Jo Lancaster. Tameside Harmonies and ‘Do your Thing’ choirs will also be performing.

There will be a huge range of free family-friendly activities, including a climbing wall, archery, face-painting and balloon modelling, as well as a wide range of arts and crafts. The emergency services will be present, as will members of the Royal British Legion, Air Cadets, the Scout and Guide associations and Tameside Cultural Services.

With both rocket displays and the giant spaceman made for the Manchester Day Parade, the event should be out of this world. Refreshments will also be available from Victoria Park Community Centre.

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