World War One Commemorations

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, with events and activities taking place to mark the conflict over the next four years.

Find out about events taking place across Blackburn with Darwen throughout the commemorations period of 2014-18.

News

Libraries and Information Service Celebrates Grant Funding

Published on August 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Service celebrates £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Serivce has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) ‘First World War: Then and Now’ grant. 

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Hundreds gathered as the Borough and Nation commemorates the declaration of War.

Published on August 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm

A hundred years ago this week Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary in 1914, returned to his chambers in the Foreign Office and lamented “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life”.

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