Remembrance Sunday Parade with the Badgers and Lead Mines Clough memorial

me and Evie have just joined the Badgers
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we went down winter hey lane  Horwich

Evie is wearing a purple hat you can just see her !

Lee Lane

I liked walking with my new friends

I saw my teaching assistant

we stopped off at Horwich Town hall

This is the Mayor

Leo was happy do you like his hat ?

This is the remembrance garden in Horwich

we watched the laying of the wreaths and crosses , Evie is being carried so she can see

we are walking back now after the laying of the wreaths

we walked along Chorley new road

Evie is talking to Leo who was in the pushchair pushed by dad

I took my turn to hold the badgers flag

it became windy

Evie had her turn it was heavy for her

we saw the mayor of Horwich
Cllr Peter Baxendale

Lead Mines Clough to remember my Great Grandad and my Great Great Grandad

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it was very wet as ususal !

Evie enjoyed the puddles

one of the water falls

I threw stones and wished from this bridge

some of the Old mine tips

I had my Walsh trainers on and had to keep waiting for Evie and Dad !
note from dad : i was carrying Leo he does not mind running down hill but does not like the uphill sections anyway that’s my excuse !

on the right hand side you can see the pike and the pigeon tower

we came to put our crosses for My Great Grandad and Great Great Grandad

Edward McQue officer Engineer  Merchant Navy (Great Granddad)
Killed in action  21-11 -1940  SSCree , 4791 tons iron ore , all 41 hands were lost
He had successfully completed 3 voyages when his ship SSCree   was sunk by a U Boat- U123 off the coast of Ireland
the ship was carrying Iron from South Africa to Liverpool

information about U123

Great Granddad does not have a  grave having gone down with the ship,
He is remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill London

John Thomas McQue 5th regiment Labour Corps
killed in action 14-12-1917 in the trenches battle of Passchendale ,Belgium

Great,Great Granddad is buried at  Dozingham war cemetery , Belguim

our Visit to Dozingham

some background to the memorial

It is very peaceful here the mast was just visible

looking towards the pike which you can just see

Bolton Mountain rescue

remembering family is very important

one of  the old pits

we went to fly my plane

Alance Bridge

we are off home , Leo enjoyed watching the plane , Evie helped carry this back to the car , it’s just getting dark !

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