Town set for parade and service to remember fallen

A previous year's Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial on St Andrew's Way, Leyland.
A previous year's Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial on St Andrew's Way, Leyland.

People in Leyland and South Ribble are invited to remember the borough’s fallen heroes in the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations this week.

It is hoped that hundreds of residents will line the parade route through Leyland and attend a service to remember those who have died, been injured, or lost loved ones in conflict at the weekend.

Before a service at St Andrew’s Parish Church on Worden Lane, there will be a parade of civic dignitaries and service personnel through the town.

The parade will leave the Civic Centre, West Paddock, at 10.40am this Sunday, and proceed along Lancastergate onto Tesco car park.

It will continue to the far end of the car park and turn up towards the Leyland Cross, then onto Church Road for a short service at the war memorial on St Andrew’s Way.

At 11.20am the parade will arrive at St Andrew’s Church for the service of remembrance and parade back to the Civic Centre at 12.25pm for a 12.45pm arrival.

The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a day to come together and proudly remember those who have lost their lives in the World Wars and other conflicts.

“Each year a tremendous number of South Ribble residents take part in commemorative events to quietly take time to reflect and offer support to those who have been injured or lost loved ones.

“It really highlights just how important remembrance is to the people of this borough.”

The Mayor will also attend the Remembrance Sunday parade at the Royal British Legion Club, Lostock Hall, starting at 2.30pm.