REMEMBRANCE: Burnley will remember war heroes

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The annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the Peace Garden on Croft Street on Sunday.

The service will start shortly before 11am and will be conducted by Fr Roger Parker, Chaplain to the Royal British Legion.

I hope people will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service to those men and women who have served our country

Mayor

Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10-45am.

The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Elizabeth Monk, will remember those who lost their lives in war, along with representatives from Burnley Council, the Royal British Legion, ex-Servicemen’s associations, the armed forces, other uniformed groups, public organisations and any member of the public who wish to attend the service.

Ex-Servicemen’s associations and all other uniformed groups will assemble in the pedestrianised area of Curzon Street at 10am, for the parade to march off at 10-25am, led by the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. It will make its way through the town centre to the Peace Garden.

As in previous services, wreaths will only be laid by specified individuals and agencies while members of the public will have an opportunity to lay wreaths after the service has concluded.

Wreaths may be obtained from the Royal British Legion in Lindsay Street or from the Poppy Shop in Fleet Walk.

After the National Anthem, the civic party will make its way to the police station where the Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will take the Salute accompanied by the Mayor and the civic party as the parade marches past.

After the Salute, the Mayor will go to Towneley Park for a short service and to lay a wreath on the town’s war memorial.

The Mayor said: “I hope people will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service to those men and women who have served our country.”

On Remembrance Day itself there will be a short informal public service at the Peace Garden, starting shortly before 11am which anyone can attend.

Parker Lane will be closed to through traffic at various times in the morning on Sunday until lunch time.

There will be other temporary road closures on adjoining streets for short periods to accommodate the event. The junction of Manchester Road and Red Lion Street will also be closed due to road works.