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A Lancashire town came to a standstill today as thousands turned out to remember the legendary Accrington Pals.
On the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, when the Pals' suffered huge losses, the streets were packed as the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment marched through the town in memory of the Pals.
And in true Lancastrian fashion it wasn't a sombre affair as Paul Crone reports.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment will march through Accrington today.
The regiment, known as the lions of England, will pay tribute to the Pals - who suffered significant losses on this day in 1916, at the start of the Battle of the Somme.
It's also eight years today that the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was formed.
The annual Accrington Pals Memorial service at the Pals Memorial on Church St Accrington will also take place on July 1 at 11.30am.
The time of the march and the parade route are available on the Council's website.