Remembrance Sunday at Clitheroe Castle war memorial

Clitheroe Mayor Coun. Pam Dowson laying a wreath at the war memorial at Clitheroe Castle. Photo by David Bleazard.
Clitheroe Mayor Coun. Pam Dowson laying a wreath at the war memorial at Clitheroe Castle. Photo by David Bleazard.
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Large crowds gathered on Remembrance Sunday in Clitheroe to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.


Clitheroe Town Mayor Coun. Pam Dowson received councillors, officials and residents at Clitheroe Town Hall, before a procession, marshalled by Roland Hailwood, formed in Church Street.

Remembrance Sunday at the war memorial at Clitheroe Castle.

Remembrance Sunday at the war memorial at Clitheroe Castle.

Clitheroe Town Band led the procession to Clitheroe Parish Church, and following the service, the procession reformed and proceeded to the war memorial at Clitheroe Castle.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as wreaths were laid at the castle's war memorial and a Service of Remembrance, which incorporated two minutes' silence, was conducted by the Rev. Andy Froud.

There was then a short procession down Parson Lane to Trinity Methodist Centre where refreshments were served.

At 7pm on Sunday, Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Stuart Carefoot lit a beacon – one of 1,000 across the country – marking the historic Armistice. The church bells then pealed in a celebration of peace.

The Rev. Andy Froud with some of those who were at the Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial. Photo by Tracy Johnson.

The Rev. Andy Froud with some of those who were at the Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial. Photo by Tracy Johnson.

Clitheroe residents Dave Johnson and Roger Sagar pay their respects to the Fallen. Photo by Tracy Johnson.

Clitheroe residents Dave Johnson and Roger Sagar pay their respects to the Fallen. Photo by Tracy Johnson.