Chorley remembers start of Battle of the Somme

Trustees Steve Williams, John M. Garwood and Stuart Clewlow laid a wreath at the memorial in Chorley this morning.

They were watched by Cllr Alistair Morwood (representing the Chorley in The Great War group), Cllr Roy Lees, and Cllr Margaret Lees, the granddaughter of a Chorley Pal.

With thanks to Paul . . . → Read More: Chorley remembers start of Battle of the Somme

Chairman elected Speaker of House of Commons

Congratulations to our Chairman Sir Lindsay Hoyle, MP for Chorley since 1997, on being elected to the post of Speaker of the House Commons in December 2019.

VIDEO: Parade and Plaques unveiled in memory of Chorley Soldiers

Parade and plaques to commemorate Chorley soldiers

On Saturday 22nd September we are staging a parade from near the ‘Inspire’ Youth Zone through the town centre to the Army Reserve Centre on Devonshire Road.

It will form up on nearby Railway Street at 10.15am and depart at 10.30am down Chapel Street, along Market Street, up Gillibrand Street on to Devonshire Road.

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Parade and Plaque Unveiling - 22nd September 2018

Between 1914 and 1918, men from the Chorley area fought and died in the First World War. Today’s parade, led by the Band of the King’s Division, retraces the steps many of the men took from the Drill Hall on Devonshire Road to the railway station, and off to war.

Local men served at home . . . → Read More: Parade and Plaque Unveiling – 22nd September 2018

Armistice Concert to be held in Chorley Town Hall in November

We are staging a concert in Chorley Town Hall on Sunday 11th November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in the First World War.

Providing the music will be the popular Leyland Band, and the evening will also have monologues and poetry readings.

The concert . . . → Read More: Armistice Concert to be held in Chorley Town Hall in November

Remembering a Chorley Pal

Corporal 18971 Joseph Thompson died in captivity on the 7th September 1918 from wounds received whist on patrol in No Man’s Land at Oosthove Farm near Nieppe, on the Ypres Salient in Belgium, on the night of the 5th.

A Police Officer in the Lancashire Constabulary before joining the Pals, he was also wounded . . . → Read More: Remembering a Chorley Pal

Somme 100 – Chorley remembers

The full schedule of events commemorating 100 years since the start of the Battle of The Somme on 1st July 1916 has been published.

Highlights include a Act of Remembrance on Friday 1st July, a concert by the Leyland Band on Saturday 2nd July, and a major family event as Astley Park on Sunday . . . → Read More: Somme 100 – Chorley remembers

Chorley Remembers Experience re-opening on 1st July

We are pleased to announce that the Chorley Remembers Experience will re-open on Friday 1st of July as part of our Somme 100 events with a brand new ‘WW1 Somme experience’.

Keep checking the Chorley Remembers website and our social media channels for further updates.

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Chorley Pals remembered on Somme anniversary

The Chorley Pals were remembered this morning at 7.30 am with a simple act of remembrance at their memorial in Chorley.

It was attended by 25 people, including six Chorley Councillors, several descendants of Chorley Pals, Trustees of the Chorley Pals Memorial charity, representatives of the Chorley in The Great War group and . . . → Read More: Chorley Pals remembered on Somme anniversary