Garstang Remembers: Special Picture Report

The Bishop of Blackburn the Rt Rev Julian Henderson officiated at Garstang's Remembrance service this year.

By Fiona Finch
Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 12:44 pm

Pilling Jubilee Silver Band provided the music for those taking part in the parade which marched along the town's High Street to St Thomas's church.

Mayor Coun Alec Allan said: "We were very honoured to have the Right Reverend Bishop Julian of Blackburn leading our Church Service of Remembrance and a time for reflection."

After the service the procession continued along Park Hill Road to the war memorial where the Bishop led the formal Act of Remembrance as wreaths were placed to remember those who perished in two world wars and Afghanistan. A plaque honouring Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay who died in Afghanistan in 2011 had been fixed to the war memorial recently.

Mayor Coun Alec Allan pictured at Garstang War Memorial Photo: Michael Coleran

Afterwards those who had paid tribute were welcomed to the Arts centre and the town's Royal British Legion Club.

The mayor thanked his project team which included members of the Royal British Legion, the Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club, the Garstang Lions, churchwardens and the Town Council and town clerk and thanked all who helped on the day, including Standard Bearer Roger Dunn.

* All photos courtesy of Michael Coleran.

Local children pay tribute to the fallen of Garstang and district Photo: Michael Coleran
Pilling Silver Band PhotoL Michael Coleran
A tribute is placed at Garstang's war memorial on behalf of the young people of Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
We will Remember them Photo: Michael Coleran
A bumper turn out for Remembrance Day in Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
Bishop the Rt. Rev. Julian Henderson at Remembrance Day in Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
Solemn procession to St Thomas's church, Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
Tributes on the High Street and at Garstang's Market Cross Photo: Michael Coleran
Remembrance Day in Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
A day to remember and reflect on those lost in conflict Photo: Michael Coleran
Remembrance Day 2021 in Garstang Photo: Michael Coleran
Always remembered - Garstang War memorial Remembrance Day 2021 Photo: Michael Coleran