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Every Remembrance Sunday The Chorley Ramblers in association with  the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team host the remberance day service at the  war memorial site up on Lead Mine Clough in Anglezarke.

On Sunday 11th November 2018 The Remembrance Walk and Service had a very special guests.

Melody and James Pounsett, niece and nephew of the Wellington bomber pilot, Joe Timperon, travelled all the way from Australia to join our Remembrance walk and service.

Joe Timperon was the pilot of the Wellington bomber which tragically crashed on the moors in 1943.

Over 250 people come from all over the community. Walkers, Cyclists, Runners etc. The Bolton Mountain Rescue Team help anybody who needs it to make the small climb up to the monument.

The Service starts about 10:45 when the radio is turned on to Radio 4. We listen to the commentary from the cenotaph up to the Bells of Big Ben and the playing of the last post.

We then have our own wreath laying ceremony followed by a short service lasting 25 minutes.

On behalf of Blackburn Rambling Association I would like to thank you for organising, with Bolton Mountain Rescue, the Remembrance Service at Lead Mine Clough. We have made it part of our annual walking programme for the last three years. This year was particularly poignant with the family members coming over from Australia.

We would like to thank you all for your hard work in organising this occasion.

best wishes

Julie Popham (chair)