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12:00, 30 JUL 2014
Residents urged to turn lights off for service
People in Hyndburn are being invited to attend the ‘Lights Out’ event at the Accrington Pals Memorial on Church Street in Accrington on Monday, August 4 at 10pm.
Plaque honour for Accy Pals legend
It will be unveiled at the Richard Ainsworth Room in Accrington Library by his wife Ruth Turner at a ceremony next week to coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Pals ale storms Parliament bar
A special beer brewed and bottled in memory of the Accrington Pals has gone on sale at Westminster.
Concert band gets special Pals banners
The Accrington Lions donated the music stand banners to the East Lancashire Concert Band for use at their First World War commemoration events.
Were you snapped at the Freedom Parade? See our picture gallery and video
Crowds of schoolchildren, parents, dignitaries and veterans enjoyed the 120-strong parade of the 1st Duke of Lancaster Regiment as they exercised their Freedom of the Borough.
Revamp planned for Pals war memorial
It is hoped the memorial at Oakhill Park can be cleaned, pointed and furnished with new slate name plaques and a stone flagged area if the scheme goes ahead.
Soldiers to parade through Accrington to mark centenary of First World War
The Freedom Parade on Tuesday, July 1 will see 120 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment march past the Town Hall to exercise their Freedom of the Borough.
Pals music set for concert
The Observer revealed last year how the East Lancashire Concert Band had signed up Dr Peter Meechan to create a new piece of music for the concert at Accrington Town Hall later this year.
Accrington Pals obelisk is backed
Hyndburn council bosses intend to build the structure as a monument to the Accrington Pals.
Oswaldtwistle school goes back in time for war project
Around 40 youngsters at Broadfield Specialist School in Oswaldtwistle will work with local artists and historians to investigate what life was like for young people left ‘Home Alone’ as their fathers and brothers went to war.
Hundreds attend Accrington Pals memorial
100 balloons were released to commemorate the sacrifices made by the regiment.
Accrington Pals descendants sought for Somme anniversary
Relatives of the Pals are being asked to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
Accrington band searches for long-lost drum
The East Lancashire Concert Band are seeking information on a drum last seen in 1973.
What do you think of the new Pals banner?
This is the image of a huge banner set to be installed in the town centre to commemorate the Accrington Pals.
Health centre staff welcome Christmas choir
Staff at the Accrington Pals health centre received a visit from New Era Choral Group.
Hyndburn history museum moves to Accrington Arndale Centre
The Hyndburn Heritage and Community Group (HHCG) has attracted thousands of people since setting up in the Market Hall last year and will now open a new exhibit space at the former H Samuel unit.
Girl, 6, is face of Royal British Legion
Emily-Rose Hughes, from West Crescent, Accrington, joined with members of the Accrington branch and the Mayor of Hyndburn Judith Addison to plant poppy seeds at Peel Park Primary School.
Campaigner gains support for bid to revive town centre
Fed up dad-of-two Mark Brown says the town has hit ‘rock bottom’ and has launched the Campaign for Accrington Town Centre’s Heart.
The day King and Queen came to borough 100 years ago
One hundred years ago this week King George V and Queen Mary became the first reigning Royals to visit Hyndburn. Reporter Jon Macpherson delved into the Observer archives to look back at how the borough celebrated the historic occasion.
Road signs to commemorate the brave Pals’
Proposals have been put forward to replace 16 boundary signs to ‘Welcome to Hyndburn - Home of the Accrington Pals’ along with a logo saying ‘remembering 100 years’.
Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to soldier Lee Rigby
Parents and children were joined by community leaders, local dignitaries and representatives of the Royal British Legion to pay their respects to drummer Rigby who died near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on May 22.
Grandson in quest for facts on Pals hero
The grandson of one of the few surviving Accrington Pals has made an appeal from Down Under for more information about the soldier.
£2m Accrington town centre plans get go-ahead
Move will see creation of new square and permanent Pals memorial.
Accrington Town Hall
It’s food, glorious food ...at Lancashire Food Festival
Tasty treats, celebrity chefs and bottles of beer in memory of the Accrington Pals were some of the exciting attractions on offer at this Lancashire Food Festival.