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Moving tribute for war memorial

Blackpool Cenotaph
The images will be projected onto the cenotaph

A war tribute is being projected onto Blackpool's cenotaph in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

The 70ft (21m) moving images will be displayed on the side of the monument on the Princess Parade section of the Promenade.

The projection was switched on on Monday and will remain in place until after Remembrance Sunday on 9 November.

Blackpool Council said it would work with veterans and the community to find a new theme for the project each year.

Councillor Maxine Callow said: "It is excellent that Blackpool is a leading light in remembering in this way.

'Closer communities'

"We have been able to utilise our illuminations expertise to create a moving programme of images which I am sure will provide a poignant and fitting addition to Remembrance Sunday."

She added: "The intention is to work with veterans and local communities of all ages to produce a new theme for the projection every year.

"Hopefully this will bring local communities closer to the meaning of the War Memorial and encourage local involvement in activities based around remembering and celebrating those who have given service to their country as well as understanding the consequences of conflict."

The Mayor of Blackpool switched on the installation on Monday evening.

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