People came together in Darwen this morning, Sunday, to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A short service was held at 9am at St. Peter's Church on Bank Street in Darwen, which included the Lord's Prayer being read by The Reverend Alison Mitchell.

The service saw traditional hymns and prayers being read out, including "Jerusalem" and the National Anthem, with also time to reflect on the act of remembrance.

Lancashire Telegraph: This was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at Bold Venture Park on Belgrave Road, Darwen, where a free shuttle bus was offered for those who needed. 

Prominent figures attended the service, such as the deputy mayor and deputy consort of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Sylvia Liddle and the deputy council leader.

A member of the Royal British Legion thanked the crowds for attending despite the pouring down rain and warnings of Storm Debi coming into the region.

A representative from Royal British Legion said: "I want to thank everyone who attended despite the horrible weather, and apologise for how wet everyone got.

"As always Darwen has turned out in great numbers and has been lovely to see."

Lancashire Telegraph: People all over the town came to pay their respects, with people travelling to both services from St. Peter's Church to Bold Venture Park.

Attendees also included Lancashire Police, councillors, scouts and guides, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the Royal British Legion.

A parade with flags from scouts, guides, and Lancashire Fire and Rescue cadets started from the top of the park down to the war memorial.

They each laid a poppy wreath to show their respect, bowing as they placed them on the steps.

Darwen Royal British Legion's wreath noted: "In memory of all them that served and lost their lives. R.I.P."

All members of the public were invited to join and celebrate with refreshments in the Parish Centre.