2 June 2014

With the anniversary of the start of World War One fast approaching, Hyndburn is gearing up for the Freedom Parade on 1st July, when one hundred and twenty soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will march through Accrington to exercise their Freedom of the Borough.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said; “The history of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is linked with the Accrington Pals so it is fitting that they have chosen this the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War to exercise the Freedom of the Borough. Everyone is invited and warmly welcomed to come along and see the parade, which will give us all the opportunity to show our appreciation for the Regiment’s gallant and courageous service.”

The time of the march and the parade route will be available on the Council’s website from Monday 16th June 2014.

The Freedom Parade is part of a programme of activities running from 2014 to 2018 in Hyndburn, to coincide with the programme of national commemorations of the First World War. For more details visit:


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