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.


Libraries and Information Service Celebrates Grant Funding

Published on Thursday 7 August 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 Wednesday 6 August 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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‘Lights Out’ events in Blackburn with Darwen commemorate First World War

Published on Monday 14 July 2014 at 1:45 pm

Blackburn with Darwen will take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event, where lights across Britain will be turned out, to mark the centenary of Great Britain entering the First World War.

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Youth Justice Service adopts WW1 Soldiers grave in Darwen

Published on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 12:03 pm

Blackburn with Darwen’s Youth Justice Service has adopted the grave of a World War 1 soldier, which will be maintained and looked after by young people who the service is helping to rehabilitate. Based in Darwen Cemetery, the young people involved in the project have gained knowledge about the young soldier, whilst helping to maintain his grave and keep the surrounding area tidy.

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