Send us your World War One commemoration events

Published Wednesday 9 July 2014 at 15:59

Any community or volunteer group who are holding an event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War are encouraged to get in touch with Blackburn with Darwen Council so they can be added to the list of events.

Over the course of the commemorations that take place from 2014 until 2018, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will promote events taking place within the borough, both organised by the council itself and also events taking place throughout the community, via the Council website and social media channels.

A special World War One commemorations page has been created, which will promote upcoming events throughout the borough.

If you would like an upcoming event added, you can get in contact by emailing, or by calling (01254) 588900.

Cllr Kate Hollern, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said: “It is extremely important that we mark the sacrifices made by those who fought in the First World War, and come together as a community to remember those who fought in the conflict, those who died, and those whose lives were changed forever both at home and on the front line.

“As a Council it is crucial that we mark this centenary in as many ways as we can, including supporting community events thorough small Your Call grants.”

Cllr Alan Cottam, Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said: “Remembering the First World War, particularly during the centenary, helps ensure new generations learn the history and significance of the conflict, and community events within the borough are a huge part of this.”

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