The programme for this year’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events has been announced.
On Armistice Day, Friday, November 11, the borough will join the nation in pausing for two minutes to reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women from conflicts past and present.
The public are invited to join dignitaries outside Accrington Town Hall to mark the silence, starting and finishing with a maroon flare.
Hyndburn Mayor Coun Tim O’Kane said: “Please support your local Remembrance Sunday events, with services and parades in each township in Hyndburn, to remember all those who have fought and given their lives for peace.”
The events will take on a special poignancy this year, the centenary of the start of the Accrington Pals’ sacrifice at the Battle of the Somme.
Remembrance Sunday, November 13 events:
Accrington: A service will be held at the Oakhill Park cenotaph at 10.30am followed by a parade. Free transport available at 9.50am outside Accrington Town Hall.
Altham: St James Church will host a service at 10.15am followed by an act of remembrance at the war memorial.
Baxenden: A service will be held in St John’s Church at 3pm.
Church: A parade will depart from Bank Street at 10.30am followed by a service and wreath laying at the memorial at Gatty Park at 11am.
Clayton-le-Moors: The procession will start at 9.30am from the Civic Hall followed by a service at All Saints Church and wreath laying at the memorial.
Harwood: The parade will start from the town gate at 10.30am to the war memorial for a service and wreath laying at 10.50am.
Huncoat: A procession to the war memorial will start at the corner of Burnley Lane/Lowergate Road for a procession to the war memorial for wreath laying at 2.30pm.
Oswaldtwistle: The parade will start on Thwaites Street at 2.10pm and proceed along Union Road to the war memorial on Rhyddings Street for a combined service and laying of wreaths.
RishtoN: A service will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 9.45am followed by a parade to the war memorial at 10.30am.