Armed Forces Weekend - Southport - 2014
Photograph by Patrick
AS the UK marked Armed
Forces Day, Southport held a 2 day event on Princes Park, and a
service at the Monument.
Saturday, 28 June 2014 was not the best of days, with cloud and
a cold wind keeping many away. Saturdays offered those who did
attend a chance to look at some classic military vehicles, along
with many displays and stands which had been
arranged around an arena, on Princes Park, across from the Vue
Cinema complex. The event also had performances taking
place in the arena, with bands playing and other similar things
taking place. The event also had one of the local Viking re-enactment groups taking part at it. What a difference a day
makes though, as Sunday, 29 June 2014 there was non-stop
sunshine and a fantastic temperature to boot. The day started
off with a service of remembrance at the Southport War Memorial,
on Lord Street. Following that were the service parades with
members of the local cadets along with local regiments and
veterans who headed out from the Memorial to the Town Hall and
also to Princes Park. In stark contrast to Saturday, Princes
Park was extremely busy, with slightly different things on offer
for those attending, to that which had taken place on the
Saturday. Again bands took part in live performances, along with
displays by various groups including the West Lancs. Dog Display
Both days proved to be a great day out for all ages, both
serving and not serving.
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