Clitheroe shop display marks Armistice Day

Nicola Bamber and Lucy Browell outside the decorated Gray's Uniform shop for Remembrance Sunday.
Nicola Bamber and Lucy Browell outside the decorated Gray's Uniform shop for Remembrance Sunday.
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A Scouting family have decorated the window of a Clitheroe Town Centre shop to mark Armistice Day.

Mum-of-two Nicola Bamber, who works at Grays of Clitheroe situated on Castle Street, wanted to do something special to mark Remembrance Day.

So together with her daughter Hannah (20) who also works for Grays, but at its Blackburn store, her husband Dave and son Tom, they created a window display at the Clitheroe shop.

Grays of Clitheroe opened mid June 2015 and sells Ribble Valley secondary school uniforms plus some junior uniforms, along with the guiding and scouting uniform.

Nicola’s window display includes poppies, a flag, and a “We will remember them” message, around the different types of uniforms the shop sells.

A real family affair, Nicola, her husband and both of their children are involved with the Scouting movement. Husband Dave, a maintenance manager at Stanley House, Mellor, run s Whalley Beavers, while Nicola is an assistant leader.

Daughter Hannah, meanwhile, and son Tom (17) are also involved with Hannah an assistant leader in training and Tom, who attends Blackburn College, a young leader.

Nicola added: “The parade on Remembrance Day comes right past our shop and I’m hoping the window display will set a good example to the younger generation and remind them what their great grandparents did for them all those years ago.”

Clitheroe will honour its war dead on Remembrance Sunday at Clitheroe Parish Church.

The Mayor of Clitheroe Coun. Susan Knox will lead the proceedings on Sunday, November 8th at the church at 10-30 am with a Remembrance Day Service at the war memorial at noon.

The Mayor will also be observing the National Pause to Remember on Wednesday November 11th at 11 am at the Castle gates.

The beginning and end of the two minutes silence will be marked by signal rockets and traffic will be stopped for the two minutes’ silence from the top of Moor Lane along Castlegate.