Borough marks Remembrance Sunday

Published November 15, 2016 at 15:40

People across the borough turned out to pay their respects to the fallen at Remembrance Sunday services at the weekend.

A service was held at Blackburn Cathedral and was attended by the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Hussain Akhtar, the leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan, Blackburn MP Kate Hollern and Harry Catherall, chief executive of the Council.

The events were organised by the Royal British Legion and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in partnership with One Voice.

Following the service at the Cathedral, a parade travelled from King William Street to the Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance for a wreath laying service.

A service and wreath-laying was held at St Peter’s Church in in Darwen and Bold Venture Park, and at St Paul’s in Hoddlesden with wreath-laying at the Hoddlesden War Memorial.

On Friday, November 11, more than a hundred of people turned out for a two minute silence at Blackburn Town Hall and Darwen Town Hall at 11am.

Councillor Khan said:

It is always wonderful to see so many people coming together to remember the sacrifice people made during those terrible conflicts so that we may enjoy today. It was a very moving service and such an important event.”

 

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