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In Pictures: Preston Workers Memorial Day

Posted on - 26th April, 2014 - 7:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Preston City Centre

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Worker’s Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those people killed, injured or made ill
by work.

An International solidarity of remembrance. Services are held all around the world on April 28th. In Preston the day of Commemoration and Campaigning is held on the nearest Saturday to the 28th April, this year it was Saturday 26 April.

Following a march with a flame into the flag Market, to show unity across Lancashire, a two minute silence was held for the 50,000 people every year who die because of the work they do.

People gathered on the Flag Market to hear speeches from Preston Mayor Veronica Afrin and Preston Member of Parliament Mark Hendrick and many others.

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After the speeches a march led down Friargate on to Lune Street were wreaths are laid at the Memorial of
those workers who were shot in Preston defending the rights of the ordinary working population in 1842.

If you wish to get involved with Preston Workers Memorial Day please contact:

The Secretary
Preston & South Ribble Trades Council
PCS Office
The Unicentre
Lords Walk
Preston
PR1 1DH

See more pictures from the day on Flickr here:

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