Over forty people attended the launch of the new book about the Chorley Pals at Chorley Library on the 1st July – 93 years on from when the Pals went over the top at the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Authors Steve Williams and John Garwood were joined by a number of relatives of Chorley Pals, staying to pose for a photograph in front of a display about the Pals during the Great War. It will stay in the Library for the next couple of weeks giving people the opportunity to learn more about their local Pals Company.
Sales on the book on the day raised over £400 for the appeal, which will go to pay the original Pals names to be engraved on the plinth.
Prior to the launch the authors were on BBC Radio Lancashire’s Breakfast Show, being interviewed by Presenter Tony Livesey.
How To Order The Book
Priced at just £12.95, copies can be purchased from any branch of Chorley Building Society and can also be purchased from Lindsay Hoyle’s Constituency Office at 35 – 39 Market Street in Chorley, direct from the Chorley Pals Memorial by calling 01254 854298 or sending a cheque for £15.95 made payable to “Chorley Pals Memorial Fund” to 42 Smithy Close, Brindle, Chorley, PR6 8NW.