Val­ley ready for spe­cial Armistice Day

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IT will be an ex­tra spe­cial Re­mem­brance Sun­day with tra­di­tional ser­vices tak­ing place in the Val­ley along­side the cen­te­nary of the First World War Armistice com­mem­o­ra­tions.

Mayor of Rossendale Coun Ann Kenyon, who is ex­pected to at­tend sev­eral of the events, has paid trib­ute to those from the Val­ley who were pre­pared to make the ul­ti­mate sacri- fice in all con­flicts.

She said: “The An­nual Re­mem­brance Ser­vices are some of the most im­por­tant events in the cal­en­dar as we gather to pay our re­spects to those ser­vice­men and women that fought bravely for our free­dom. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber those that have made sac­ri­fices and those that have been af­fected or lost their lives to war.

“Re­mem­brance events bring the com­mu­nity to­gether to hon­our those that paid the ul­ti­mate price to de­fend our coun- try, and those that con­tinue to do so to­day. This year is es­pe­cially poignant as it is the cen­te­nary an­niver­sary of the end of World War One and there are a lot of spe­cial events tak­ing place through­out the bor­ough over the next week to com­mem­o­rate this.”

Coun Kenyon added: “The armed forces have been a large part of my fam­ily stretch­ing back to the First World War up to the present day, and I am priv­i­leged to be at­tend­ing and sup­port­ing a num­ber of the up­com­ing re­mem- brance events. I hope to see the res­i­dents of Rossendale out in sup­port of our armed forces and join­ing me in re­mem­ber­ing the fallen.” THE Val­ley re­mem­bers - this week­end’s Re­mem­brance ser­vices: Fri­day, Novem­ber 9

STACKSTEADS – 10.45am Peace Gar­den, Toll Bar.

WEIR - 10.45am (ap­prox) Deer­play Moor. North­ern Pri­mary School pupils, mem­bers of Bacup Ro­tary Club and res­i­dents will at­tend Eng­land’s high­est war me­mo­rial for a ser­vice. Satur­day, Novem­ber 10

EDEN­FIELD 10.45am – Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, Mar­ket Street Sun­day, Novem­ber 11

HELMSHORE – 8.50am, pa­rade be­gins on Broad­way with a ser­vice at St Thomas Church at 9.15am fol­lowed by wreath lay­ing at the me­mo­rial gar­dens and re­fresh­ments at Sun­ny­bank So­cial Club.

CRAWSHAWBOOTH – 10am at Rake­foot Methodist Church, fol­lowed by re­mem­brance at the war me­mo­rial at 11am.

WHITWORTH – 10.20am pa­rade to the ceno­taph as­sem­bles at cor­ner of Tong Lane and Mar­ket Street. Ser­vice is fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at The River­side.

LUMB - 10.30am The bap­tist church on Burn­ley Road East will be hold­ing its an­nual Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice with Wa­ter Brass Band pro­vid­ing the mu­sic. There will be a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on the im­pact of the First World War on the lo­cal com­mu­nity. A warm wel­come is promised to the peo­ple of Lumb, Wa­ter and be­yond to at­tend this spe­cial ser­vice.

COWPE – 10.45am at Cowpe Sun­day School fol­lowed by re­mem­brance at the war me­mo­rial at 11am.

RAMS­BOT­TOM - 10.45am at Rams­bot­tom Bri­tish Le­gion, on Cen­tral Street, pa­rade goes via Carr Street to the ceno­taph for the Last Post at 11am, lay­ing of wreaths and a short 10-minute ser­vice, be­fore go­ing to St Paul’s Church on Bridge Street for a ser­vice. March back to the Le­gion at 12noon.

WATER­FOOT – 12.30pm at Trick­ett’s Me­mo­rial Gar­dens.

HASLING­DEN – 1pm at the war me­mo­rial in Green­field Gar­dens then a pa­rade fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel

RAWTEN­STALL – 2.25pm at the Town Square for a pa­rade to the ceno­taph for a ser­vice at 3pm. Pa­rade re­turns to the Town Square and re­fresh­ments at Rawten­stall Cricket Club.

BACUP – 2.30pm at the fire sta­tion for a pa­rade to the ceno­taph for a ser­vice. The pa­rade re­turns to the Con­ser­va­tive Club for re­fresh­ments.

●● ‘A First World War Tommy’ by David Green­wood of Bacup

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