Pipers lead the way for street parade

Pipers lead the way for street parade

Pipers lead the way for street parade

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PEOPLE solemnly marched through the streets of Colne this weekend to honour the lives lost in the First World War.

Veterans, cadets, four borough mayors and their consorts, councillors, members of the clergy, people honouring family members they lost in conflicts and others paying their respects followed Accrington Pipe Band’s lead from the town’s British Legion to the cenotaph during a moving event on Saturday.

Following the parade, families took part in activities that brought to life the reality of the experience of those who went to fight.

They included a visit to Pendle Hippodrome which had been turned into a no man’s land, with chest-rattling booms, disorienting flashes, gusts of atmospheric smoke, sandbags, corrugated iron and barbed wire by volunteers.

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