Published October 31, 2019 at 9:40
Rossendale will play host to Remembrance Day activity taking place up and down the Valley.
The series of events will start with a concert in Bacup on Sunday, November 3.
Acre Mill Baptist Church on Hammond Avenue will play host to the concert, which starts at 2:30pm. It will feature the Rossendale Male Voice Choir and the Stacksteads Band.
Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome.
Traditional Remembrance Sunday parades and services will also take place up on Sunday, November 10.
Rawtenstall: Parade will gather at 2.30pm at the Town Square before heading to St Mary’s Church for a service. The parade will then head back to the Town Square via St Mary’s Terrace arriving around 4pm.
Bacup: Parade starts at Bacup Fire Station at 2.30pm moving along Rochdale Road and Burnley Road to the war memorial for a service and wreath laying ceremony, which will finish around 3.30pm. The parade will head back and finish around 4pm.
Helmshore: Parade starts at 9.15am on Broadway in front of the Post Office. It will then travel to St Thomas Musbury Church for a service until 10.30am. After that the parade will head along Helmshore Road to Helmshore War Memorial. At 11.20am it will leave the war memorial and head to Sunnybank Social Club, finishing around 11.45am.
Whitworth: Parade will gather on Market Street near the junction of Acre Street at 10.20am before moving along Market Street towards the memorial gardens at 10.30am. Remembrance service will run from 10.40am to 11.10am.
Haslingden: Service will take place at the war memorial in Greenfield Gardens on Manchester Road at 1pm. After the service a parade will form around 1.30pm on Manchester Road.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, said:
The parades are crucial events for our towns. They bring people from all backgrounds together to remember the fallen and play a very important role in bringing communities together.
They have been held successfully for many years thanks to the dedicated efforts of community organisers who put a lot of their own time and hard work to make sure they run smoothly.
We are pleased to have been able to support these voluntary organisations and look forward to seeing as many people as possible come out to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives so bravely all those years ago.