Come along and join local historian Tony Foster as he takes us for a walk around Darwen Cemetery revealing the life and death stories of some of the men and women from Darwen buried within the grounds including the newly unveiled World War One Memorial wall, ten specially-made black granite plaques commemorating the brave Darreners who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. £5 of the ticket price will go as a donation to Friends of Darwen Cemetery who do a great job upkeeping the grounds and graves.
If you want to join us for the walk but not dinner you are more than welcome to. The walk is free and we will meet at Thompson Street and walk together up to the cemetery with Tony Foster. People joining us for dinner after the talk will walk back with us. I want to come along so dinner will be simple so that I can leave it in the oven (it will still be tasty though - I promise).
Roast chicken and all the regular accompaniments, at least three different kinds of vegetables and roast potatoes.
For the vegans/vegetarians roasted butternut squash with lentils, sweetcorn, red onions and dolcelatte cheese (optional).
For pudding (we always have two) ......
Apple crumble served with cream, iceream or custard (or all three if you want)
Warm, straight out of the oven, soft, fluffy homemade scones with jam. oooohhh not just your ordinary raspberry and strawberry (yes you can have these if you want) but we will also have apricot, lemon curd, Giuseppe damson, golden raspberry, rose petal jelly, blackcurrant and vanilla, apricot and passion fruit, raspberry and Morello cherry to name but a few.
Soft drinks, coffee and a wide selection of tea also available.