Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April

Dear All,
Once again I hope to arrange a suitable service on 28 April to commemorate workers who have lost their lives in their respective workplaces. I would hope that once again we can commemorate this in the Town Hall Gardens alongside the tree planted last year to lay wreaths with a short service hopefully by the vicar of St Mary’s Church.
Clearly I would wish for the Mayor and her consort to be guests and hope this date is still free for them to attend.

I would expect this service to commence at either 10am or 11am on 28 April. Could the various organisations please let me know if they intend to bring wreaths to lay, have Standard Bearers attend and if their representatives wish to say a few words during the service.

Any financial help from the Trade Unions or other organisations would also be most welcome to cover the costs of refreshments for attendees after the service in the Town Hall. 

Kind Regards,

Tony Randerson,
Labour Councillor
Eastfield Ward
32 Ashville Avenue
North Yorkshire
YO12 7NF


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