Armistice Day and Remembrance Events 2022

This year Hyndburn came together for ceremonies and parades across the borough to remember all those who have fought and given their lives.

Hundreds of people participated in Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events, which were supported and organised by the Royal British Legion and Hyndburn Borough Council.

Members of the public were invited to these events, to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of service men and women from conflicts past and present. The Mayor of Hyndburn addressed the crowds and lay a wreath as part of services on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Services took place in Accrington, Altham, Church, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-le-moors and Rishton.

Free transport was provided from Accrington Town Centre for those attending the OakHill service and a parade from the cenotaph to Church Street in Accrington. The parade saw the Accrington Pipe Band play and cadets including Navy, Army and Airforce take part alongside dignitaries and the Royal British Legion. Over 200 members of the public also attending this parade to pay their respects and join in silence to remember.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, said: 

“The ceremonies and parades held across Hyndburn would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers and community groups to support. On behalf of Hyndburn, I would like to say thank you to the Royal British Legion, all the cadets and everyone who was involved in these events. We will remember them.”