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Blackburn and Darwen Remember

Published Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 13:09

People from all over the borough came together over Remembrance weekend to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in wars.

The borough fell silent as Remembrance services were held in Blackburn and Darwen in tribute to those who fell in both World Wars and in other conflicts

A traditional service of Remembrance was held at Blackburn Cathedral and was attended by the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Jim Shorrock, the leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan and Denise Park, Chief Executive of the Council.

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.

Wreaths and messages were laid by the Mayor, MP, and dignitaries and armed forces representatives. Hundreds of people then observed the silence to remember the sacrifices made by those lost in wars all over the world.

Services were held in Darwen at Darwen Market Square on Saturday followed by a wreath laying at the Boer War Memorial in Belgrave Square.

Sunday saw a Remembrance Service at St Peter’s Church in in Darwen and Bold Venture Park. There was also a Festival of Remembrance at Darwen Library Theatre.

On Monday, November 11th, a two minute silence was held outside Blackburn Town Hall and Darwen Town Hall.

Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Councillor Jim Shorrock, said:

So many people came out to the services this weekend to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, World War II and wars all over the world.

Remembrance in this way is still so important and the services were very moving and powerful. It was wonderful to see so many people pay tribute to these brave men and women who may be gone but are not forgotten.”

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