A talk by Chorley Pals Memorial Trustee and First World War historian and author, Steve Williams, raised over £250 towards the Chorley Remembers project.
The illustrated talk, held on Friday, 22nd July at Brindle Community Hall, was entitled ‘Pals, Terriers & Tommies’, and related stories of just a few of the estimated 3,500 men from Chorley who fought in World War One.
In attendance was Terry Seed from Chorley, a member of the Manchester Regiment 1914 – 1918 re-enactment group, dressed in authentic period uniform.
The Chorley Remembers project aims to raise some £20,000 towards placing the names of the fallen from the town on the Cenotaph in Astley Park.
So far the appeal has raised £3,600 since its launch in April and hopes to swell the fund next month when Mr. Williams is doing a sponsored walk from the Chorley Pals Memorial to Accrington, a distance of 15 miles.
A sponsorship form can be downloaded by clicking the link below: