Burnley remembers its fallen a century on

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A century on, Burnley remembered its 4,000 fallen souls in a poignant First World War centenary service at a moonlit Towneley Park.

A procession of civic leaders, veterans and Burnley residents, led by torchlight, slowly arced through the park to the cenotaph where a service was held to mark the beginning of that dreadful conflict.

Torchlit parade to mark the aniversary of the beginning of WW1 the parade led from car park to war memorial in grounds at Townley Hall in Burnley, followed by service at memorial. Townley Park, Burnley, 04.08.2014
Torchlit parade to mark the aniversary of the beginning of WW1 the parade led from car park to war memorial in grounds at Townley Hall in Burnley, followed by service at memorial. Townley Park, Burnley, 04.08.2014

Along the route they passed more than 4,000 tiny crosses planted to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice from 1914-1918.

Prayers were said, touching speeches were given and a solemn silence was held before the Last Post echoed through the night air.

See Friday’s Burnley Express for more pictures and coverage from the service.

 

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