Remembering our war heroes

Remembrance Day

Borough of PendlePeople in Pendle are invited to pay their respects to those who lost their lives at war by joining local councillors at wreath laying ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday, 9 November.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in a two minute silence on Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11 November.

On the Sunday, ceremonies are taking place in Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Brierfield, Blacko, Colne, Earby, Fence, Foulridge, Higham, Laneshaw Bridge, Nelson, Newchurch and Trawden.

A service will also take place at the memorial stone in Barley on Tuesday 11 November around 11am.

Councillor Joe Cooney, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “Remembrance Sunday is such a poignant day and means so much to so many people, myself included.

“We’re inviting people in all parts of Pendle to join with us in remembering the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country.

“I’ll be joining the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, my fellow councillors, members of the Royal British Legion and local residents at the ceremony at Colne Cenotaph around 11am on Sunday.

“I’ll then be attending services in Barrowford and Nelson.”

Their Worships The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Councillor Graham Roach and Mrs Joanna Sagar, will attend three services of Remembrance on Sunday at which the Mayor will lay wreaths on behalf of Pendle Council.

They’ll attend the service at Colne Cenotaph at around 11am, following the procession from the Colne Legion Club on Keighley Road.

And they’ll attend services at the War Memorial in Barrowford Park at 12pm followed by a service at Nelson Cenotaph at 2pm.

The Mayor, Councillor Graham Roach, said: “It means a great deal to represent the Council and the people of Pendle at these services of remembrance and wreath-laying ceremonies.

“They give local people an opportunity to show their respect for those brave servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country.

“Everyone in Pendle is welcome to join us at their nearest ceremony.”

Then on Tuesday 11 November, Remembrance Day, maroons will be fired in Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick at 11am to mark the start and end of the two minute silence.

The maroons will each have a sound range of three miles and should therefore be heard across most of the borough.

As the 11th November falls on a workday, Pendle Council and Liberata staff and visitors to Council buildings are also invited to observe the silence to mark their respects.

For more details of the wreath-laying ceremonies across Pendle, including times, look in the events calendar on Pendle Council’s website www.pendle.gov.uk/events.

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