Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Hyndburn

On Armistice Day (Thu 11 Nov) and Remembrance Sunday (14 Nov), Hyndburn Borough Council will be inviting residents to commemoration events. The Council will be supporting the Royal British Legion on both days, with public attendance encouraged.

Armistice Day – Thursday 11 November 2021

Two minute’s silence will be observed at 11AM on the 11th Day of the 11th month of 2021, with the start and finish marked by a maroon flare. The nation will pause to reflect on the sacrifices of service men and women from conflicts past and present. Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor, The Royal British Legion and Council Members at the Cenotaph in Oakhill Park to mark the silence.

Prior to 11AM, there will be addresses and readings, these will be followed by the playing of The Last Post, before the commencement of the two minutes silence.

The Royal British Legion will then pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by The Accrington Pals. This will take place at the Monument within The Accrington Pals Memorial Garden, Church Street at 11.30AM

Remembrance Sunday – 14 November 2021

Services and parades will take place in each township in Hyndburn to remember all those who have fought and given their lives for peace and freedom.

For details of the schedule of parades throughout Hyndburn’s townships, please click this link.

Remembrance Sunday – Oak Hill Park, Accrington 

From 10am on Sunday 14th November, transport will be provided from Accrington Bus Station, Bay 11, to take members of the public to the Cenotaph at Oakhill Park for a 10.45 service.

This will be followed by the laying of wreaths, after which those wishing to join the parade should make their way to the main entrance on Manchester Road. Transport will again be provided for members of the public not wishing to parade, accessed from the Hollins Lane entrance.

The parade will progress from Manchester Road to Church Street War Memorial via Abbey Street and Blackburn Road for a short service. Following this, the parade will be dismissed on Church Street.