Publish date: 29 October 2021

We will be observing remembrance on site in Whalley on Saturday with the British Legion. This important tradition returns and will be supported by the Mayor of the Ribble Valley and senior trust leaders.

Service users and staff are invited to join us outside St Luke’s Church on Saturday. From around 10am we’ll be preparing to march in memory of those treated on site during our time as a war hospital. The band will lead the parade around the Circle, and the Mayor and guests will take the salute on the steps of the main building.

Those who are able will then assemble at the war cemetery on Mitton Road. Here local clergy and the British Legion will hold a service of remembrance, including the Last Post and laying of wreaths. The congregation will then return to St Luke’s for some social time. The church will be open for private prayer and for guests to use the conveniences. Senior leads are keen that we observe this important tradition, make our guests welcome and take a few moments to consider our history and the work done on site during the two world wars and beyond.

The event is expected to run from around 10.15am to 12pm this Saturday, 6 November. Thank you for your support and for working with us on vehicle access during the parade.