Remembrance services were held across East Lancashire today to remember those who gave their lives at war.

In Blackburn, a ceremony was held at Corporation Park following an earlier service by the Dean of Blackburn Peter Howell-Jones held a service at Blackburn Cathedral.

Services were also held in Darwen, Colne, Burnley, Accrington and Clitheroe – as well as a number of other small local services in towns and villages.

In Blackburn, people gathered on King William Street for a march which led up to Corporation Park war memorial.

IN PICTURES: Remembrance Sunday service held in Blackburn

The procession was headed by Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band and was followed by people who have served in the armed forces, as well as cadets.

Hundreds turned out for the service at the war memorial, which was also led by the Dean of Blackburn.

Speaking after the service, Mayor Derek Hardman said: "It has been a great event today. It has been a great turnout and great weather and its fantastic so many people have come together.

"It's hugely important to do this every year.

"We never forget; we always remember.

"These people who gave their lives for us should be remembered forever."

One of the brass band members played the Last Post to proceed the two-minute silence held at 11am.

After this, a number of dignitaries laid wreaths on the memorial including Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen, Derek and Colette Hardman, Chief Constable of Lancashire Police Chris Rowley and the High Sherriff of Lancashire Edwin Booth CBE.

Leader of the council, Cllr Mohammad Khan and chief executive Denise Park laid their wreath together before many others including cadet groups, community groups and schools all laid wreaths.

MP for Blackburn, Kate Hollern said: “With last year’s Remembrance Sunday events cancelled due to the pandemic it’s two years since we were all able to gather to remember our war dead.

“Today’s Cathedral service and that at Corporation Park were as moving as ever, and the large attendance on a sunny November morning once again illustrates the importance of our annual act of remembrance.

“We will remember them.”