Chorley Remembers commemorated the centenary of the start of the war in August 1914 with a an event held on Sunday 17th August 2014 attended by over 500 people.
Supported by Chorley Council, the WW1 Day took place in and around the Coach House on the Astley Hall complex in Chorley, and included new displays in the Chorley Remembrance Experience exhibition, static and video displays by the Chorley Pals Memorial and Chorley Remembers, the Chorley in The Great War group, the Museum of Lancashire and the British military vehicle modelling club.
Music was provided in the Walled Garden by the Chorley Air Cadets Ensemble who also performed a well-received ‘Last Post’ demonstration.
The Chorley Pals Memorial mascot ‘Charley Pal’ was out and about meeting visitors, as was a ‘Tommy’ – a member of the Museum of Lancashire staff dressed in replica WW1 uniform.
Food demonstrations were made by members of the Buckshaw Village Women’s Institute, who were also selling a variety of cakes and biscuits made to authentic recipes from the period.
The event was sponsored by the Chorley Building Society.