Ceremony Plans Finalised


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Details of the unveiling ceremony and parade have been finalised. The ceremony will start at 2.00 p.m. with the unveiling being carried out by the town’s MP, Lindsay Hoyle.

A parade, led by the band and soldiers of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, will leave the T.A. Centre on Devonshire Road at 1.40 p.m. and retrace part of the route the original Chorley Pals marched when leaving the town on the 23rd February 1915.

Chorley Council have agreed to cordon off half the Flat Iron car park from Saturday evening. Before the ceremony, members of the Manchester Regiment 1914-1918 will parade in front of the memorial dressed in uniform & kit from the period, whilst local Cadets will hand out free programmes.

The advice from the organisers and Police is to get there early; car parking in the town is free on Sunday.