Fylde coast falls silent to remember war dead

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The Fylde coast fell silent in tribute to remember the armed forces personnel who have died during conflict, as part of the annual Remembrance Day service.

Events took place across the region including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Poulton, St Annes, Lytham and Kirkham, to remember those who lost their lives in combat.

Rev Dan Connolly, who led the service at a packed cenotaph in Blackpool, said: “On this particular day we gather in humility and gratitude as we remember those who have lost their lives in times of conflict, and recall the sharpness and cost of conflict through the recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“But our remembrance is wider than this: for it is right to remember the part played by all the people of our nations and Commonwealth who have lived through any period of war, for they share the conviction that tyranny and oppression must not prevail.”

For the full story, read tomorrow’s Blackpool Gazette