100 Years of Remembrance: Events Around the Borough to Commemorate the End of WW1

Monday 5th

WW1 Exhibition: 5th Nov – 1st Dec

First floor, Blackburn Library, Town Hall Street.  With newspaper articles from 1918, photographs and information regarding the Roll of Honour.  Mon 10am –7pm Tues – Fri 10am–5pm Sat 10am–2pm

Tuesday 6th

100 Years of Remembrance Concert – King George’s Hall, Northgate. 7pm Free Admission, Tickets available from King George’s Hall.

Thursday 8th

Brothers in Arms – The Inspiring True Story of the Chavasse Twins.  Blackburn Cathedral, 7.30pm – 9.30pm Tickets £2.00 available from the Cathedral Shop, proceeds to Royal British Legion. www.blackburncathedral.com

Saturday 10th

Blackburn Music Society presents Blackburn Remembers – Blackburn Cathedral, 7pm. Armistice Centenary Concert with Blackburn with Darwen Brass Band & Salesbury School Choir.  Tickets: £12 in advance £14 On Door, under 19’s free. Advance tickets available from Blackburn Visitor Centre, Blackburn Market Tel: 01254 688040 or Ticket Secretary 01254 201978 or 885346 www.blackburnmusicsociety.org.uk

Remembrance Service – Darwen Market Square, outside the Town Hall, Darwen 11.00am, followed by wreath laying at the Boer War Memorial, Belgrave Square, Darwen.

Lest We Forget – Remembering WW1 – The Barlow, Edgworth.  An afternoon of music, song and spoken word to commemorate the Armistice 100 years ago,  ‘Lest We Forget’ will take place with Watch the Wall, Caffrey, Madge and McGurk, and Geoff Miller and friends from 2-4pm, free entry and refreshments.  Tel. 01204 852216 or email: info@thebarlow.co.uk

Sunday 11th

Lone Piper – Battle’s O’er – Blackburn Cathedral 6.00am – 6.15am. ‘Pipe Sargent Kelly-Marie Pierce’ will play Battle’s O’er, a traditional air played by pipers after a battle. To mark the Centenary of the Signing of the WW1 Armistice Documents.

Piper Gordon Smith – Will play Battle’s O’er and other laments at the Heritage Centre, Holker House, Darwen. 6am

United Service of Remembrance – Blackburn Cathedral 9.30am.  Following the service a parade will form on King William Street, moving at 10.25am to Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance for a wreath laying service at 11am.

The Cathedral Eucharist with Two Minutes Silence and Short Peel of Bells – Blackburn Cathedral 10.40am – 12pm

Remembrance Service – 10.45am Service and Wreath laying at Bold Venture Park, Darwen at the War Memorial, followed by a service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen at 12noon.

Friends of Darwen Cemetery: Local Community Act of Remembrance – The New WW1 memorial, Darwen Western Cemetery 10.30 for 10.45am.

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute – 6.40pm Blackburn Cathedral – Commemoration event, with the Last Post, Two Minutes Silence and Reveille (bugler: Abbie Naylor) followed by the lighting of the Beacon of Light at 7.00pm.

Sunday 11th continued

Battle’s Over – Ringing Out for Peace – 7.05pm Blackburn Cathedral is joining other cathedrals, minsters and churches throughout the land in ringing the bells on the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Piper Gordon Smith – Will play Battle’s O’er and other laments walking from the Heritage Centre, Holker House, to Darwen Town Hall. 6.40pm

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute –Darwen Town Hall 6.45pm – Commemoration event, including the Last Post (bugler arranged by Darwen RBL) followed by the lighting of the Beacon of Light at 7.00pm. 

Battle’s Over – Ringing Out for Peace – 7.05pm St. Peter’s Church, Darwen is joining other cathedrals, minsters and churches throughout the land in ringing the bells on the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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