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Details of Preston Remembrance procession announced

Posted on - 2nd November, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Roads, Transport

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Preston is to fall silent to remember those who have given their lives in conflict.

The annual Remembrance service takes place on Sunday 13 November.

Details of the procession have been released by Preston City Council ahead of the respects being paid at the Flag Market.

The military procession is to start from the Covered Markets at 10.35am, up Lancaster Road, right into Church Street, right into Cheapside and then into the Flag Market.

A Mayoral Procession then leaves the Town Hall at 10.50am before a service at the Cenotaph starts at 10.55am.

Read more: See pictures from last year’s Remembrance service

After the service a march past will take place with the Mayor and Armed Forces representatives saluting the troops as they march by under the Harris Balcony.

The Army will then lead the procession back round Church Street and Cheapside and salute the Cenotaph as they pass it.

Mayor of Preston councillor John Collins said: “The traditional procession for Remembrance Sunday is always very well attended in Preston, as people pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives. I am honoured to be in the position of Mayor for this important event.”

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Preston Bus has advised a number of services in the city centre will be affected by road closures for the Remembrance Sunday procession.

These include parts of Lancaster Road, Church Street and Fishergate.

Between 9am and 1pm on the Sunday the 6, 6A, 89, 31, 8, 16, 23, 35, 19, 280 and X80 will be diverted.

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