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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Call goes out for veterans to join parade

MILITARY veterans are being invited to join the Freedom Parade in Whitehaven in May.

By Andrew Clarke

The parade – which will start and end on the town’s harbour – takes place on Tuesday, May 6 and forms part of the Whitehaven World War One Week in the run-up to the centenary of the outbreak of the war.

The parade will run from the hub along Duke Street, Scotch Street, Lowther Street, King Street and back to the hub for an air display and speeches.

It starts at 11.30am and will last about an hour.

As well as appealing for veterans who wish to march to get in touch, event organiser The Whitehaven Festival Company is also inviting schools to make contact to arrange for their pupils to support the marchers. Some free transport to town is available.

A World War One exhibition is also being held in Whitehaven (May 5 to 10) for which free visits are available to book (although not on the parade day).

Veterans and schools who wish to get involved in the parade/exhibition are asked to contact Richardson’s of Whitehaven, on Lowther Street, on 01946 65334 or louise@richardsonsoffice.net.

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