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Oswaldtwistle Library Celebrates 100 Years


Oswaldtwistle library was packed yesterday as the community celebrated 100 years since the library was first opened.

The gathering included our Mayor Coucillor Marlene Haworth, Hyndburn MP, Graham Jones and many special guests.

Entertainment was provided by Conchord Singers and local poet Eric Braysford who gave the gathered throng a rendition of his own iconic poem O.S.W.A.L.D.T.W.I.S.T.L.E

Library manager Abdul Kheratkar organised this wonderful event to perfection and enlisted the help of library staff past and present for what turned out to be a day that will be long remembered.

The Rotary Club also played a big part in the celebrations with the return of the stocks to the library grounds for their grand opening by the Mayor.

The library also had some children all dressed up for Halloween. You can see pictures if you click this link now. A full report and pictures of the event will appear on this link shortly.

Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day events

Hyndburn Borough Council is pleased to support the Royal British Legion and invite residents to the upcoming Remembrance Sunday events taking place across the borough on 8th November and also to the Armistice Day event taking place in Accrington on Wednesday 11th November.

Remembrance Sunday, 8th November events:

ACCRINGTON - Service at cenotaph at Oakhill Park at 10.30am followed by parade. Free transport available at 9.50am outside Accrington Town Hall.
ALTHAM - Service at 10.15am at St James Church, Altham followed by Act of Remembrance at the war memorial.
CHURCH – Parade departs at 10.30am from Bank Street. Service and wreath laying at war memorial in Gatty Park at 11am.
Gt HARWOOD - 10.30am parade to the war memorial. 10.50am service and wreath laying at the war memorial.
HUNCOAT – Assemble at the corner of Burnley Lane and Lowergate Road. Procession to the war memorial for wreath laying at 2.30pm.
BAXENDEN - St John’s Church service at 3pm.
OSWALDTWISTLE - Thwaites Street 2.10pm, parade along Union Road to the war memorial on Rhyddings Street for combined service and laying of wreaths.
CLAYTON-LE-MOORS - Procession starts at 9.30am from Civic Hall followed by service at All Saints Church and wreath laying at memorial.
RISHTON – 9.45am Service at St Charles Church followed by parade to war memorial at 10.30am.

Armistice Day Wednesday, 11th November:

At 11 am on the 11th Day of the 11th month, the nation will pause for two minutes to reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women from conflicts past and present.

Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor, Councillor Marlene Haworth and Members of the Royal British Legion and Council outside Accrington Town Hall at 11 am to mark the two minutes silence, which will start and finish with a maroon flare.

The Mayor Cllr Marlene Haworth said; “Please support your local Remembrance Sunday event, taking place on Sunday, 8th November, with services and parades in each township in Hyndburn, to remember all those who have fought and given their lives for peace and freedom.  Also on Armistice Day, 11th November, please join us outside Accrington Town Hall at 11am to mark the two minutes silence and reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women from conflicts past and present.”




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