Remembrance Day services 2017

Our Friday Remembrance Service

On Friday 10th November 2017 we held our annual Schools
Remembrance Service in the Cemetery.

This year we had 143 attend the Friday service which included many
of the Primary and both of the Secondary Schools from Darwen, unfortunatly the weather was shocking, very wet and very very cold.

As usual once we had finished the service all the school children
went out into the cemetery to lay 102 Poppy Crosses on all of the Commonwealth War Graves (including 3 Ministry of Defence War
Graves) in both the Western and Eastern Cemeteries.

Thank you to Diane Davies for organising the Remembrace Services
and her team of volunteers who helped making the event happen!

Photographs by Roy Cox

Our Sunday Remembrance Service

On Sunday 12th November 2017 we held our second Remembrance Service which was attended by Whitehall & St. Josephs Scout Groups and Darwen Venture Scouts

Also members of The Royal British Leigion and local residents, the
weather was much drier than the Friday service but was still bitterly

Thank you to everybody who 91 who attended the Sunday Service.

Some of the Wreath’s layed at this years Remembrance Day Services

Many made by hand by our local Primary Schools

Photographs by Diane Davies

FODC November 2017