A week­end of Re­mem­brance

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

STE­FAN JAJECZNYK

THE pro­gramme for this year’s Armistice Day and Re­mem­brance Sun­day events has been an­nounced.

On Armistice Day, Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, there will be a ser­vice at the Oak Hill Park Ceno­taph in Ac­cring­ton. The ser­vice will get un­der­way at 10.45am.

Armistice Day will also be com­mem­o­rated with a ser­vice on the Town Hall Square in Great Har­wood at 11am by the lo­cal branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

Ser­vices will be held across the bor­ough on Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

Hyn­d­burn Mayor Coun Pe­ter Brit­cliffe em­pha­sised their im­por­tance.

He said: “Re­mem­brance is so im­por­tant and at­ten­dance at the ser­vices and pa­rades shows our re­spect as a com­mu­nity for all those who have given their lives so that we may live ours and en­joy the free­dom we so of­ten take for granted to­day.”

Re­mem­brance Sun­day, Novem­ber 12 events:

AC­CRING­TON –A ser­vice at the ceno­taph in Oakhill Park at 10.40am is fol­lowed by a pa­rade to the war me­mo­rial on Church Street. There is also free trans­port leav­ing at 10am from Ac­cring­ton Bus Sta­tion, Bay 11.

ALTHAM – There is a ser­vice at 10.15am at St James Church, Altham fol- lowed by the Act of Re­mem­brance at the war me­mo­rial.

CHURCH – A pa­rade leaves at 10.30am from Bank Street. This will be fol­lowed by a ser­vice and wreath-lay­ing at the war me­mo­rial in Gatty Park at 11am.

GREAT HAR­WOOD - Pa­rade leaves at 10.40am from Town Gate to the war me­mo­rial in Me­mo­rial Park. At 10.55am there will be a ser­vice and wreath-lay­ing at the war me­mo­rial. The pa­rade will then re­turn to Town­gate for dis­missal.

HUNCOAT – As­sem­ble at the corner of Burn­ley Lane and Low­er­gate Road at 2.15pm for a pro­ces­sion to the war me­mo­rial for wreath-lay­ing at 2.30pm.

BAXENDEN – There will be a ser­vice at St John’s Church at 3pm.

OSWALDTWISTLE – Meet at Th­waites Street at 2.10pm, ready for the pa­rade along Union Road to the war me­mo­rial on Rhy­d­dings Street for a com­bined ser­vice and lay­ing of wreaths.

CLAY­TON-L-M – The pro­ces­sion will start at 9.30am from the Arthur Wil­son Cen­tre on Pickup Street, fol­lowed by a ser­vice at All Saints Church and wreath-lay­ing at the me­mo­rial.

RISH­TON – The ser­vice starts at 9.45am at St Charles Church, fol­lowed by a pa­rade to the war me­mo­rial at 10.30am.

Ac­cring­ton Pals His­to­rian Les Bond (left) vis­ited East Lan­cashire Con­cert Band’s 175th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion ex­hi­bi­tion, where he was pre­sented with one of the Band’s 175 Years com­mem­o­ra­tive badges by the band’s hon­orary cu­ra­tor for the day Ian McGuin­ness

Re­mem­brance events have been an­nounced

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