Calderstones - Remembrance Service - Nov 1971

On Armistice Day in 1971, hospital chaplains, six branches of the Royal British Legion, the Chairman of the Clitheroe Rural District Council and members of the hospital administration department along with patients gathered in the neat little cemetery to pay homage to the dead of two world war.

Surrounded by the simple stones marking the resting places of men from all parts of the Commonwealth, there were intensely moving moments, as the Legionaires lowered their standards. As the notes of the trumpet sounded the Last Post, two Australian nurses laid their tribute of poppies. There was a moment, too, when at the close of the service, voices were raised in the National Anthem. For a few brief minutes, there seemed a revived spirit of patriotism and of national pride.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF CALDERSTONES - REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - NOV 1971  - CLICK HERE

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