The borough remembers

Published Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 16:46

Blackburn with Darwen fell silent for Remembrance services across the borough.

On Tuesday November 11, Services were held at Blackburn and Darwen Town Halls led by the Royal British Legion.

The Blackburn event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn, Cllr Alan Cottam and Mrs Agnes Cottam, as well as local schoolchildren and members of the public.

Also on Tuesday, pupils at Witton Park Academy gathered to create ‘Blackburn’s Biggest Poppy’, with over 1000 children forming the poppy which could be seen from above.

At the weekend, A short service was held outside Darwen Town Hall, which was followed by a wreath-laying at the Belgrave Square Boer War Memorial.

Remembrance Sunday services were also held on November 9, with a United Service of Remembrance held at Blackburn Cathedral. Following the service, a parade moved from King William Street, moving at 10.25am to the Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance for a wreath laying service.

A service and wreath laying were also held at St Paul’s School in Hoddlesden with a wreath laying service conducted at Hoddlesden War Memorial, and St Peter’s Church in Darwen.

You can view images from some of the Remembrance events across Blackburn with Darwen on Flickr here.

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