Watch as lone piper plays at 6am for Preston Remembrance

Posted on - 11th November, 2018 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Videos
The piper plays Battles O'er Pic: Michael Porter
The piper plays Battles O’er Pic: Michael Porter

A lone piper stood on the steps of Preston Minster ahead of dawn breaking over the city on Armistice Day.


Part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent in 1918 to end the First World War, Preston joined other cities and towns in the UK for the Battles Over project.

At 6am the sound of Bottles O’er, the traditional Scottish lament, floated down Church Street.

Pipe Major Bill Barlow from the City of Preston Pipes and Drums played the tune which you can watch and listen to below

It began a day of remembrance across the city and further afield to remember those who died in conflict not just in the First World War but before and after.

Read more: Centenary Fields to be unveiled at Avenham and Miller Park

Pipers from Preston have band members playing at Longridge war memorial, Pilling war memorial, Lytham St Anne’s Cenotaph and Kirkham Cenotaph during Remembrance Sunday services.

With thanks to Nathan Thurlbourn for the video

Did you attend a remembrance service today? Let us know in the comments below

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