On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended.
In the years that have since followed, the 11 November – or Armistice Day – has been dedicated to coming together in our local communities, and as a nation at large, to remember all of the service men and women who have made sacrifices in conflicts, both past and present.
With support of the Royal British Legion, a series of services and parades will be taking place around the townships of Hyndburn to mark both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. A full list of these events can be found below:
Armistice Day 2023
Join the nation at 11:00am on Saturday 11 November to reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women from conflicts past and present.
Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor of Hyndburn Cllr Terry Hurn and Members of the Royal British Legion, and members of Hyndburn Borough Council at the War Memorial within The Accrington Pals Memorial Garden on Church Street, Accrington at 10:45am to mark the two minutes silence.
The start and finish of the two minutes silence will be marked by a maroon flare.
Remembrance Day 2023
Hyndburn Council are pleased to support the Royal British Legion and invite people to the upcoming Remembrance Sunday events, taking place around the Borough on Sunday 12 November 2023.
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 (see below for full list of events).
Schedule of Parades and Services:
ACCRINGTON – Service at the War Memorial at Oakhill Park will begin at 10.45 am, followed by parade from Oak Hill Park to Church Street. Free transport available at 10:00am from Accrington Bus Station (Bay 11).
ALTHAM – Service begins at 10.00am at St James Church, Altham followed by Act of Remembrance at the war memorial.
BAXENDEN – Service at St John’s Church at 10:30am
CHURCH – Parade departs at 10:30am from Bank Street. Service and wreath laying at War Memorial in Gatty Park at 11:00am.
CLAYTON-LE-MOORS – Procession starts at 9:40am from the Arthur Wilson Centre followed by Service at All Saints Church at 10:00am and wreath laying service at the war memorial at approximately 11:00am
GREAT HARWOOD – 10:35am parade from Town Gate to the War Memorial in Memorial Park. 10:55am service and wreath laying at the War Memorial.
HUNCOAT – Assemble at the corner of Burnley Lane and Lowergate Road at 2:10pm. Procession to the War Memorial for wreath laying ceremony at 2:30pm
OSWALDTWISTLE – Assemble on Thwaites Street at 2:10pm for parade along Union Road to the War Memorial on Rhyddings Street. Combined service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial at 2:30pm
RISHTON – 10:30am parade from St Peter and St Pauls Church (Church Street) to War Memorial for a short service and wreath laying ceremony.