Longridge to remember the fallen

Last year's remembrance parade
Last year's remembrance parade

Following on from the Poppy Appeal launch and opening of the Garden of Remembrance, Longridge will join the nation in falling silent this Friday.

People are invited to the War Memorial when local clergy will lead a short service from 10.50am.

There will then be a one-minute silence at 11am.

On Sunday November 13 at 10am a Family Remembrance Service at St Paul’s Church will be followed at 11.15am by the formal remembrance service led by the Rev John Ball.

Longridge Mayor, Coun Rupert Swarbrick, the town council and members of the uniformed organisations will all be in attendance.

Preceding this, the traditional parade through town will be led by Longridge Band, who will first march from the Durham Ox at 10am to the former Royal British Legion Club in Towneley Road, to meet the main parade.

The parade will then march from what is now Longridge Sports and Social Club (former British Legion) at 10.20am onto Berry Lane, along Derby Road to Stonebridge and back along Derby Road with a short stop at St Wilfrid’s Church to lay a wreath.

It will continue up Berry Lane, halting at the War Memorial at 10.50am where wreaths will be laid and the short act of worship, taken by Father David Chinnery.

There will be a two-minute silence before regrouping and continuing to Christ Church to lay a wreath and from there to St Paul’s Church for the service.

Afterwards everyone will walk back to the club for the fall out and a speech by Coun Swarbrick.

To view a recent story about the opening of the Garden of Remembrance click here http://www.longridgenews.co.uk/mobile/news/garden-of-remembrance-officially-opened-in-longridge-1-8211488