Work gathers pace on the Chorley Pals Memorial with the arrival of the sections for the plinth.
The stone bases for the statue arrived in Chorley on Monday from the quarry in Portland in Dorset, along with the engraved panels carrying the names of the 225 men from the town who made up the First World One unit. The eight panels were last seen by Pals Trustees and local World War One historians, Steve Williams and John Garwood, over two weeks ago. The pair had travelled to northern France to view the work at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission facility in Arras, where the completed panels were carefully wrapped ready for their journey to the site on Union Street.
The stonework will now be fitted around the plinth by specialist stonemasons – ready for the statue, which is due in Chorley in two weeks time.