War heroes to be honoured at moving Remembrance Sunday services

A poppy tribute carried during last year's Remembrance Sunday service
A poppy tribute carried during last year's Remembrance Sunday service
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Chorley will fall silent for services around the borough on Remembrance Sunday.

Mayor of Chorley, Coun Marion Lowe, will join councillors, civic leaders, serving and ex-service personnel, the Royal British Legion and uniformed organisations for a civic service in the town centre.

A procession, led by Chorley Pipe Band, will leave St Thomas’s Road at 9.20am for a service at St Laurence’s Church at 9.45am.

Chorley Silver Band will play at the war memorial at Astley Park from 10.30am.

There will be a service at the memorial at 10.50am before the two-minute silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths.

Astley Hall, which was given to the town as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War, will be open from noon to 4.30pm and the Chorley Remembers Experience will open from 11am to 4.30pm.

Other services will be held around the borough.

A Remembrance Sunday service will be held for the first time at Euxton’s new war memorial at 3pm.

Heapey And Wheelton Memorial Trust will hold a service at the war memorial clock tower garden in Lower Wheelton at 12.30pm. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the War Memorial Trust.

There will be a procession from Holy Trinity Church in Hoghton to the war memorial at 9.50am, returning to the church for a service at 10.30am.

A procession will set off from Adlington And District Community Centre at 2.10pm and head to St Paul’s Church for a service at 2.30pm.

At 3.10pm the procession will go to the war memorial on Railway Road for a wreath-laying ceremony at 3.20pm.

There will also be a service at the war memorial at Lead Mines Clough, Anglezarke, followed by a six-mile walk from 10.15am to 3.30pm.

People should meet at the Anglezarke car park at PR6 9DQ.