More than 80 East Lancashire residents walked up the highest war memorial in England for a service of remembrance this week.

Pupils, teachers, parents, grandparents, police and community members walked up to a sunny Weir War Memorial on Deerplay Moor, above Weir.

The hilltop memorial, believed to be the highest in England, is a three mile round trip from Northern Primary School on Burnley Road in Bacup.

Lancashire Telegraph: Remembrance Day is always marked as November 11 on the calendar as the First World War ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in accordance with the Armistice signed by The Allies and Germany in 1918.

The date fell on a Saturday this year, with Remembrance Sunday being the following day.

Children from schools years six and four made the walk, with members of year six reciting words and giving thanks to service men and women.

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A service was led by Miles Alderson, from Weir Baptist Church, and Olivia Knapper, a member of the second Rossendale Scout Group Band.

A student at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School on Glen Road in Rossendale also played the Last Post.

Lancashire Telegraph: On Sunday, November 12, Bacup will host a parade and remembrance service on Rochdale Road and Burnley Road to the Cenotaph, for the service of remembrance and wreath laying, starting at 2.30pm to 3pm.

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

It is organised by the Bacup Remembrance Parade Committee.

Blackburn Cathedral will also host a United Service of Remembrance at 9.30am following which a parade will form on King William Street Moving at 10.25am to the Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance for a wreath laying service.

There will be a service of remembrance at St Peter’s Church Darwen at 9am followed by a service and wreath laying at the War Memorial Bold Venture Park at 10.45am.