REMEMBRANCE IN COLNE
Although Colne’s Legion Club on Keighley Road is thriving, over the years, the numbers who are also members of the British Legion in the town has dwindled, however the people of Colne’s support has not.
A British Legion representative approached the Events Committee of Colne Town Council to see if it could help meet some of the organisation and costs associated with it. We were delighted to be able to help. After all, Colne’s Act of Remembrance is for the whole town, not just members of The British Legion. Hundreds of people attend this Act of Remembrance and Colne Town Council are proud to be part of it.
Now the Events Committee has pledged to continue supporting this pivotal event in Colne’s cultural calendar in future years.
Owing to the lockdown currently in place, the decision has been made to host the 2020 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.”
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.
Enjoy our online service below.