Chorley takes time to remember the fallen

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Young and old turned out in force on Remembrance Sunday to honour the brave men and women who have served in conflicts around the world.

Army cadets and Scouts stood alongside war veterans as the borough came together to honour the sacrifices made.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees and Margaret Lees, on Remembrance Sunday

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees and Margaret Lees, on Remembrance Sunday

There were also civic representatives, including the Mayor of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees, and Chorley’s MP, Lindsay Hoyle.

This year’s service was particularly poignant as it marked 100 years since the start of the First World War, when many Chorley men went to the front line.

In a change to the traditional commemoration, the tribute started with a short service at St Laurence’s Parish Church, on Union Street, Chorley.

Afterwards, the uniformed organisations and civic party formed a procession and walked to Astley Park.

An act of remembrance was held at the war memorial in the park, with people joining those around the country for a two-minute silence at 11am.

Wreaths were then laid at the war memorial in a moving tribute to the fallen.

Services were also held at war memorials around the borough, as villages honoured those who served.