DIGNITARIES from across the globe will descend on Chester this weekend for the city’s first commemoration of the contribution of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).
The celebratory event is in The Mansion House in Abbey Square, and features an exhibition of ANZAC’s role in both World Wars as well as the culture of New Zealand and Australia.
There will also be a service at Chester Cathedral on Sunday at 3.30pm for those who died.
The service will include the Vice Lord Lieutenant Major General Keith Skempton, the Duke of Westminster, the High Sheriff of Cheshire and Sheriff of Chester, Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Burton KBE MA, WO Dave Marendy representing the Australian High Commission, Major Euan Harris of the Welsh Fusiliers and Lt Com Dean Roberts from HMS Albion.
The Lady Mayoress of Chester, Raewyn Bailey, who was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand, is behind the initiative.