Remembrance Day 2018: What you need to know about the Preston concert series

The Accrington Pals departing for the Western Front
The Accrington Pals departing for the Western Front
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Among the many remembrance events taking place in the county, Preston is staging two spectacular concerts. Here is what you need to know about them;

1. The first event is on Friday, November 9 at the Guild Hall in Preston, starting at 7.45pm.

2. It is intended to mirror a national event which is being held at the Royal Albert Hall and will include veterans, servicemen and women, cadets, emergency services and a stirring selection of military music.

3. It will climax with a shower of poppy petals falling from the roof.

4. The second event is on Saturday, November 10, also at the Guild Hall and starting at 7pm.

5. It will feature a 400-strong choir made up of children from around the county. The East Lancashire Concert Band - successor to the band that played the famous Accrington Pals as they marched off to war - will also play.

6. Tickets to both events are free, bit can be ordered in advance from Preston Guild Hall