ALL of East Lancashire’s boroughs paid tributes to the fallen, with wreaths being laid across the county in memory of war heroes.

In Hyndburn, people were asked by MP Sara Britcliffe and Hyndburn councillors not to attend the memorials to ensure crowds did not gather.

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Hyndburn Council paid tribute at a memorial in Great Harwood

A private service was held in Great Harwood and attended by a select few to allow wreaths to be laid and tributes made in their honour.

Burnley held a service with councillors, the Royal British Legion and MP Antony Higginbotham.

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Burnley's memorial

The Burnley MP said: “It was an honour to attend the Burnley Remembrance Service. Whilst it couldn’t be as normal, I’m immensely grateful to those at the council and RBL who made this possible in difficult circumstances.”

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Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham was one of many who laid wreaths across East Lancashire

In Bacup, veterans held a short service at the memorial in Bacup Cemetery.

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Veterans Bill Ogden, Tracy Keir and Mick Armstrong at Bacup Cemetery’s War Memorial.

Bill Ogden, who served in the Royal Corps of Signals, laid the wreath. He said: “Ever since VIC carried out Project 100 to mark the graves and remembrance stones to First World War soldiers in Bacup Cemetery, we have held a special service on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday.”

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Veteran Bill Ogden lays the wreath

At the memorial in Clitheroe, Ribble Valley councillors and the town’s mayor attended to lay their wreaths for those who went to war.

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A service held at Clitheroe's war memorial

In Whitworth, Councillor Lynda Barnes, mayor of Whitworth paid her respects.

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Mayor Lynda Barnes

Police officers marked their tributes at the memorial, laying wreaths on war memorials across the county.

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Police officers across the county have also paid their respects

On social media, a spokesperson for the police said: “Though there will be no service this year, it’s certainly an appropriate time to reflect on the sacrifices made for us.”