Pendle’s Remembrance Day 2011 - photo special

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THOUSANDS of people have taken part in Remembrance Day ceremonies across Pendle, when the weather was fortunately dry and warmish.

There were ceremonies launched by maroons in Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick at 11 a.m. on the 11th of the 11th, 2011, and Laneshaw Bridge held its first-ever memorial service in the village.

IN REMEMBRANCE: Laneshawbridge remembrance service.'Photo Ben Parsons

IN REMEMBRANCE: Laneshawbridge remembrance service.'Photo Ben Parsons

At the Colne event, the family of John Baxter laid a wreath to mark the fact that - 93 years after he died in the First World War - his name had been added to the Colne War Memorial.

On Sunday, hundreds of people took part in the parades and wreath-laying ceremonies. They took place in Nelson, Colne, Brierfield, Barrowford, Earby and Barnoldswick, and in many of the Pendle villages. Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and the Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Nadeem Ahmed, took part in lots of the events.

On the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, it was a great opportunity to remember the people of Pendle who give their lives in wars over many decades.