Stockport Grammar pupils new and old honour fallen soldiers in Remembrance Day services

Almost 100 former pupils returned to Stockport Grammar School for a Remembrance Day service to commemorate the brave men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The group of Old Stopfordians were joined by current Fifth and Sixth Form pupils; Hazel Grove MP, William Wragg; Cheadle MP,  Mary Robinson and Stockport Deputy Mayor, Cllr Wendy Meikle on Friday, November 9 for the service.

The service saw MP Mary Robinson as well as the schools Head BoMP William Wragg, Head Girl Megan King, Head Boy Murray Jallands, Headmaster Dr Paul Owen, Chairman of Governors Christopher Dunn, MP Mary Robinson, Cllr Wendy Meikle from Stockport Grammar Schooly, Murray Jallands and Head Girl, Megan King lay a wreath. Upper Sixth Form Pupil Niamh Johnson played the Last Post before a two minute silence was observed.

Dr Paul Owen, Headmaster of Stockport Grammar School led the service whilst School Chaplain Rev. L E Leaver led the service prayers.

Meanwhile, current pupils from the Junior and Senior school attended separate Remembrance Day Services to commemorate those that have fallen.

To mark the Centenary of the ending of the First World War, the school remembered the 160 Old Stopfordians who volunteered to fight in the First World War before conscription was introduced and the many more who have joined the forces since. 

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