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The Bacup Peace Parade which took place on the 19th July 1919 was a thanks giving parade and service in the park to give thanks for the signing of the 1919 peace accord which signalled the official end to the Great War and to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. St James Street, Burnley Road, Market Street and Newchurch Road were all decorated with bunting and flowers, and the shop windows were decorated with either flowers or various military or religious models or those depicting life during and after the war. We worked with local schools and children’s groups on the Peace Parade and asked them to make their own models or flowers, funded by a small grant as part of our  Sharing Heritage Lottery Funded project. The various models were placed in the shop windows two weeks before the Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival which was a centenary carnival of the Peace Parade. We would like to thank all the schools, cub and brownie groups who took part and we look forward to working with you all again. We also thank the shops who took part and those that offered thier windows. Britannia School - See Saw Margery Daw - Displayed Ryder & Dutton Sharneyford School - School and Cotton Mill - Displayed Crowther’s Optometrist. Northern School - Various Models- Diplayed as follows. Peace Cake - Mannings Confectioners, Peace Garden - G J Domestics, Poppy Garden - Brians of Bacup, Stained Glass Window - A Close Shave, Airplane Crash, WW1 Tank - Bacup Nat, Peace Garden - Wishes Galore. 7th Rossendale Brownies - Brownies Through Time - Red Hair Salon. St Mary’s R.C School - Peace Medals - Studio 29 Hair Salon. St Josephs R.C School - Peace Poppies - Thelmas Ladies Wear - Neil Gerrard Hair Salon - Rossendale Hospice Shop. St Saviours School - Least We Forget - A Close Shave. 42nd Rossendale Cubs -Various Models - Anns Baby Linen, Rossendale Estates, Icing on the Cake, The Sun Lounge. 2nd Rossendale Cubs - Poppy Curtain - R.SP.C.A Shop. Trinity Baptist Toddler Group - Poppy Poster - Hartleys Barbers We had intended showing the models at the Nat on Saturday 20th July but the breaking up of schools for the summer holidays on the 19th July and a desire for the schools to have thier models back means we will now just showcase them here.
See Saw Margery Daw by Britannia School Sharneyford School Sharneyford School See Saw Margery Daw Britannia School Northern School Peace Garden Northern School Peace Cake Northern School Poppy Garden Brownies Through Time 7th Rossendale Brownies St Mary's School - Peace Medals St Josephs R.C School 2nd Rossendale Cub Scouts - St John's St Saviours After School Club 42nd Rossendale Cubs 42nd Rossendale Cubs 42nd Rossendale Cubs