The Chorley Pals Memorial

The Chorley Pals Memorial is situated on Union Street in Chorley, Lancashire, overlooking the town’s market (“The Flat Iron”) where the local ‘Pals’ Company paraded in 1914 and 1915, before setting off to war and into the pages of history. They took part in the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916, serving as one of four Company’s in the more wider known ‘Accrington Pals’ Battalion.

After a three year fund-raising campaign, the memorial and statue was unveiled on the 28th February 2010. The site was improved in the summer of 2012 with new paths, box hedges, low level fencing, new turfed areas, wider footpaths, two new benches and two new interpretation boards being added, courtesy of National Lottery funding and Chorley Council. The site will be improved further in early 2018 with the installation of up-lights to illuminate the statue.

A simple Act of Remembrance will take place at the memorial at 12.00 noon on Remembrance Sunday, the 12th November 2017 – all are welcome to attend.