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Watch the Remembrance Sunday services for Preston and South Ribble as they go virtual

Posted on - 8th November, 2020 - 8:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Fulwood, History, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, South Ribble News
The Cenotaph adorned with poppy wreaths in Preston city centre Pic: Donna Clifford
The Cenotaph adorned with poppy wreaths in Preston city centre Pic: Donna Clifford

Remembrance Sunday was marked in the midst of the Covid pandemic with virtual services and social distancing.

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Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council offered an online way to mark the event.

A small service still took place on the Flag Market in Preston city centre in front of the city’s Cenotaph.

Social distancing was observed throughout the small-scale service.

The Sunday service on the Cenotaph - with just a handful of people spread across the Flag Market Pic: Rebecca Thompson
The Sunday service on the Cenotaph – with just a handful of people spread across the Flag Market Pic: Rebecca Thompson

The city council had also pre-recorded a fuller Remembrance service which was released on the city counci’s YouTube channel early on Sunday (8 November morning). You can watch the service below.

At 10.50am, the South Ribble Borough Council virtual Remembrance service went live on Facebook, allowing those across the borough to join in paying their respect. You can watch the clip below.

The war memorials at Leyland and Lostock Hall were also both lit red during Sunday evening.

War memorial at Lostock Hall Pic: South Ribble Borough Council
War memorial at Lostock Hall Pic: South Ribble Borough Council

In Fulwood the gates of the Harris Park were opened up to allow those in the suburb to pay their respects at the Fulwood war memorial.

Read more: Telling the stories of those remembered on Fulwood’s war memorial

Elsewhere churches and memorials were showing poppy displays to pay their respects to the fallen.

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How did you pay your respects? Did you watch the services? Let us know in the comments below

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