Remembrance Sunday marked impeccably in Pendle

Nelson Armistice Day Service
Nelson Armistice Day Service

Lives lost in conflicts and wars were remembered by all generations at 15 towns and villages in Pendle.

On Armistice Day itself, last Friday, the first ceremony was held in Barley with a procession to the memorial stone for a service and wreath-laying at 11am.

Nelson Armistice Day Service

Nelson Armistice Day Service

The weekend’s services were rounded off in Barnoldswick at 3pm on Remembrance Sunday where children, parents and grandparents came together for a gathering in the town square before a parade to the memorial in Wellhouse Road.

There were 13 services in between times, some of which included parades.

At 9am on Sunday people gathered at the memorial garden at Laneshaw Bridge and the parish church in Foulridge, while at 9-15am there was a service at St Mary’s Church in Newchurch-in-Pendle.

Trawden St Mary’s hosted a service at 10am, it was 10-15am for a services at Brierfield and Reedley war memorial and at St John’s Church in Higham and 10-45am at St Thomas’s Church in Barrowford followed by a procession to the war memorial in Barrowford Park for a wreath-laying at noon.

Nelson Armistice Day Parade and Service

Nelson Armistice Day Parade and Service

At 11am, Colne’s Remembrance Sunday service was held after a parade down from Colne Legion Club, and there services at war memorials in Blacko, Foulridge, Salterforth and Trawden.

In Fence, villagers met at the war memorial for a service at 12-15pm and in Nelson there was a procession before and after the service in Market Square at 2pm.

Sough Park’s service was held at 2-30pm following a parade from Earby.

Pendle’s Armed Forces Champion Janice Taylor said: “I personally attended three services. In the morning I went to Brierfield. I then went up to Fence and then to Nelson.

Nelson Armistice Day Service

Nelson Armistice Day Service

“All three were very well attended and what we have a noticed is that quite a few more young people have started to join in which is really good. It is what we want to see and to get the message out there that they can join in. We also want to see people wearing their medals.

“I have also heard that there were more people at Barrowford this year and more took part in Colne than in the past.

“I’m hoping it is not just because we are in the four year period 100 years on from World War One and it carries on afterwards.

“Those 18 upwards seem to be a bit wary about coming forward but we want them to come forward.

The Remembrance Sunday service in Blacko. Photo: Janet Matthews

The Remembrance Sunday service in Blacko. Photo: Janet Matthews

“They can help at Armed Forces Day and join in Remembrance Sunday so that it is not just a clique group who know each other, everybody will know each other.”

A minutes silence at Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

A minutes silence at Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

Barnoldswick Service of Commitment and Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday in Colne (s)

Remembrance Sunday in Colne (s)

A parade down to the war memorial in Colne (s)

A parade down to the war memorial in Colne (s)