THE Anderton Boat Lift will commemorate Remembrance Sunday with a service and cascade of poppies.

The service at 10.30am on Sunday, November 10 will be followed by a repeat of last year’s cascade at 11am, when thousands of poppies will be released from the 50ft lift as the Last Post is sounded.

The Duke of Normandy tug boat will sound the end of two minutes’ silence.

The Remembrance Day service commemorates those who died in war and will be held by the banks of the River Weaver at the base of the Lift. The short service will include readings and prayers from Rev Neal Stanton.

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Graham Wood, duty manager, said: “The Lift is widely known as the ‘Cathedral of the Canals’ and it is a very fitting setting to stand in quiet reflection and remember and honour those who suffered and died in war.

"Last year, to mark the Centenary Armistice Day, hundreds of people attended a special service and poppy cascade and we hope that as many people as possible, both young and old, will find the time to join us this year.”

Visitors can buy refreshments in the Lift View Marquee and the Lift’s Treetop Coffee Shop will be selling food.