Nelson woman in London parade for hero grandad

Anne Dickinson who went on the First World Ear parade and picture outside he War Memorials in Nelson.
Anne Dickinson who went on the First World Ear parade and picture outside he War Memorials in Nelson.

A Pendle woman whose grandfather served in the First World War has been down to London to take part in a parade in his memory.

Mrs Anne Dickinson, of Mayfair Road, Nelson, joined thousands of people at the memorial event, which was attended by the Queen.

Mrs Dickinson’s grandfather, Edward Holt, served in the army during the Great War and survived a gun shot wound which led to his discharge from the army. He died when Mrs Dickinson was aged just six.

Regarding the World War One Parade for descendants of those who served, she said: “It was very touching and very exciting. I saw the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William.

“I was really pleased to be picked to go there. We waited a couple of hours before the march and then joined in the march.”

Mrs Dickinson, a housekeeper in the head office of Boundary Mill Stores, walked the route of the parade wearing replica military medals as her grandfather’s medals are now with her brother in the United States!

The march took place at the end of April and she said: “It was a wonderful experience.”