Honour the Fallen at Remembrance Services

Published October 22, 2014 at 15:03

Remembrance services are being held around the borough in November to commemorate the lives lost in the two world wars and other conflicts.

The events are organised by the Royal British Legion and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

  • On Saturday, November 8th, a short service will take place in Darwen Market Square at 11am, outside Darwen Town Hall. This will be followed by a wreath-laying at the Belgrave Square Boer War Memorial.
  •  Remembrance Sunday, November 9th, United Service of Remembrance at Blackburn Cathedral, 9.30a.m. Following this service, a parade will form on King William Street, moving at 10.25am to the Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance for a wreath laying service.
  • Service and wreath-laying, St Paul’s School, Hoddlesden, Remembrance Sunday, 9.15am. Following the service, an 11.55am wreath laying service will be conducted at the Hoddlesden War Memorial.
  • Service and wreath-laying, St. Peter’s Church, Darwen, Remembrance Sunday, 2.30pm. Following the service, organisations may wish to transfer their wreaths to the War Memorial in Bold Venture Park, where a service will be held.  A bus will be available.
  •  Tuesday November 11th – two minute silence at Blackburn Town Hall and Darwen Town Hall. An observance of two minutes of silence honouring all who have given their lives for our country will be conducted outside the Blackburn and Darwen Town Halls at 11am.

Wreaths and poppies may be purchased from the Royal British Legion

Telephone Enquiries: (01254) 692216/692203 or eddie.maxwell@blackburn.gov.uk

Darwen Poppy Appeal: Mr S Potter – 07756257484

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