High Sheriff Catherine Penny's Remembrance tribute

Lancashire's High Sheriff  Mrs Catherine Penny laid a poppy wreath this week on behalf of  all in the county who could not attend Remembrance services due to Coronavirus restrictions and on behalf of the voluntary sector.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 3:53 pm
Lancashire's High Sheriff Catherine Penny surveys the Remembrance tributes laid at the memorial cross at Hurst Green

Her personal message on the wreath, placed at the Hurst Green memorial cross on Remembrance Sunday, noted it was "in remembrance of all those who have given their lives in service for others".

A short socially distanced service was held at the cross, followed by wreath laying.

Representatives from local organisations attended and two students from nearby Stonyhurst College took part. Trumpet player Emanuel Raffray, 18, played the last post and Francesca Fitzsimmons,14, sang God Save The Queen. The service was lead by Father Tim Curtis and the High Sheriff's chaplain Canon Brian McConkey, vicar at Hurst Green and Rector of Ribchester.

The tribute from High Sheriff Catherine Penny

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Lancashire High Sheriff Catherine Penny prepares to lay her tribute at the Hurst Green memorial cross
Trumpetplayer Emanuel Raffray played the last post and Francesca Fitzsimmons sang God Save The Queen.