A council has confirmed the dates, times, and locations for a series of Remembrance events to be held across the borough.

Remembrance Day will be on Saturday, November 11 and marks 104 years since the end of the First World War in 1919.

There will be several events held across Rossendale and details of those can be found below.

Friday, November 10



Peace Garden, Toll Bar, Stacksteads.

Annual Remembrance Service organised by the Stacksteads Countryside Park Group

Contact: Jackie Oakes - Tel 07876 844263 or email oakes11@btinternet.com

Official Council representatives – Mayor & Mayoress


Saturday, November 11



Memorial Gardens, Market Street, Edenfield. Remembrance Service conducted by The Rev Richard Selby, followed by refreshments at the community centre, off Exchange Street.

Organised by Edenfield Village Residents’ Association

Contact: Paul Bradburn - Tel 01706 828507 or email paulbradburn@gmail.com

Official Council representatives – Mayor & Mayoress


Sunday, November 12



Service and parade participants meet at Broadway shops at 9.15 a.m. for parade to St. Thomas’s Church for a 9.45am service start. On completion of the church service, the parade will assemble on Helmshore Road and march to the Memorial Gardens, where a service of commemoration and wreath laying ceremony will be held at 11.00am.

Following this, the parade will then form up at Bridge End on Helmshore Road and march up to Sunnybank Social Club where refreshments will be provided. End time approximately 11.40am.

Organised by the Helmshore Branch of the Royal British Legion

Contact: Alan Woods - Tel 01706 213123 or email alan.woods12303@btinternet.com

Official Council representatives – Mayor & Mayoress




Rakefoot Methodist Church – Service led by Reverend David Burrow followed by Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11.00am

Contact: david.burrow@ntlworld.com

Official Council representative – Councillor Alyson Barnes




Assemble at the corner of Tong Lane and Market Street, then parade along Market Street to the Cenotaph in Whitworth’s Memorial Gardens.


Service of Remembrance, including a two-minute silence at 11.00am

Following the Service of Remembrance everyone is welcome to cross the road for light, warm refreshments inside the Civic Hall (The Ashcroft).




Organised by Whitworth Town Council

Contact: Town Clerk - Tel 01706 852018 or email info@whitworth.gov.uk

Official Council representative – Councillor Judith Driver


Service at Cowpe Sunday School

Organised by Ann Elmer

Contact: 01706 224461 or email elmerann@yahoo.co.uk

Official Council representative – Councillor Jackie Oakes





Assemble at the War Memorial in Greenfield Gardens for a Service of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony.

Form up outside Memorial Gardens. Parade down Manchester Road, turn left at the junction onto Bury Road (after Green Squirrel), along Bury Road (passing Veterans in Communities), left onto Deardengate and dismissing on Higher Deardengate (outside Cissy Greens)

Organised by Amy Thompson

Contact: Amy Thompson - Tel 07815054977 or email amy.lomas@hotmail.co.uk

Official Council representatives – Mayor & Mayoress




The parade will assemble and form up on the Town Square, then exit on to Kay Street and proceed into Bank Street before crossing Burnley Road, up Mount Terrace and down the Church Pad to the Cenotaph.

3.00pm - Service and wreath laying. Following this the parade will return via Mount Terrace, Bacup Road and James Street to dismiss on the Town Square.

On completion, guests will be welcomed at St Mary's Church and Rawtenstall Cricket Club for refreshments.

Organised by the Rawtenstall Remembrance Parade Committee

Contact: Dawn Taylor - Tel 07812 303856 or email R.stallremembranceparade@hotmail.com

Official Council representatives – Deputy Mayor, Cllr Alyson Barnes (Leader), Rob Huntington (CEO), DL Louise Cooper, & Cllr Marilyn Proctor (Armed Forces Champion)




Rochdale Road and Burnley Road to the Cenotaph for the Service of Remembrance and wreath laying at 3.00 p.m.

Following the service, the parade will return along Burnley Road/St James Square/St James Street to South Street to be dismissed.

Organised by the Bacup Remembrance Parade Committee

Contact: Andrew Walmsley - Tel 07786 151021 or email bacupremembranceparade@gmail.com

Official Council representative – Mayor & Mayoress