Owing to the stringent restrictions still currently applicable in Pendle, Colne Town Council has consulted
with surrounding councils and the decision has been made to host Remembrance entirely online – for the
first time ever.

Councillor Mary Thomas said, “The absence of a physical event, of course, will disappoint many, but our
online event will enable Colners from around the world to feel part of Colne’s Remembrance Sunday for
the first time, no matter where they are. Our virtual commemoration will remain online for those who
cannot join us at the appointed time too.”

Naomi Crewe, Town Clerk, added, “In this year of coronavirus, safety has to be at the forefront of all our
events. Earlier in the year we were hoping to host a town-wide VE Day celebration and sadly that could not
take place, so there is some comfort that our online commemoration will still honour those who sacrificed
their lives in both world wars.”

Colne’s pre-recorded Commemoration will be online from 10.50am on Remembrance Sunday, 8th
November, and will be available here on the Town Council website and via the
Council’s social media.

The Town Council is asking that people do not attend the town’s War Memorial.

Forces Veteran, Councillor Neil Butterworth, commented, “It is a great shame that this year we are not able
to come together at the Legion, parade through the town and participate in the service at the War
Memorial. Colne’s Remembrance is an event which has grown and grown every year. However, thanks to
the power of technology, we can still mark this important occasion in the year which has seen the 75th
Anniversaries of both VE Day and VJ Day. We hope that the whole town will take the time to log on and
commemorate with us.”

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