Aston Parish War Memorial
On Friday 7th October 2011, the new Aston-cum Aughton War Memorial was erected on the green outside the William Layne Reading Room on Aughton Lane Aston. This was the realisation of the hopes of many people in the parish to have a war memorial to remember the fallen.
A dedication service was held at the War Memorial on Sunday 6th November at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Ian Jennings of All Saints Church, Aston, and prayers of dedication were given by Rev. Sean Adair of Central Methodist Church, Reverend Malcolm Purdy of Swallownest Baptist Church, Roy Dyson of the Roman Catholic Community, formerly St. Martin’s Church, and Reverend Iain Somerville of Bethesda Pentecostal Church, Swallownest.
A wreath was laid by Mr. Gary Cooper on behalf of the Parish Council.
A service is held at the Memorial each year on Remembrance Sunday, attended by the clergy and congregations of local churches, the Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Brownies and Rainbows, children from local schools and a large gathering of local people.