BBC presenter to visit WW1 relatives’ graves in Belgium with Secretary

Menin Gate

Chorley Pals Memorial Secretary and Chorley Remembers Project Manager Steve Williams is going to Belgium on the 28th April taking BBC presenter Graham Liver to the graves of two of Graham’s relatives from Lancaster who were killed near Ypres in 1917.

Graham Liver

Graham Liver

There should be coverage of the trip on BBC Radio Lancashire on the 29th and 30th April, with two reports on BBC  North West Tonight some time in May.

Both Graham and Steve are scheduled to take part in the Last Post ceremony at Ypres on the 29th, laying a wreath at the Menin Gate memorial [pictured above].

Steve will lay a wealth on behalf of the Chorley Remembers project in remembrance of all the men from the town who fell on the Ypres Salient during WW1.

He will also pay respects to a Chorley Pal, Sgt. Ernest Cutler, who is buried at one of the cemeteries near Poperinghe where filming will take place.

Graham presents North West Tonight on Friday evening, and can be heard on BBC Radio Lancashire each weekday morning presenting his breakfast show between 6 – 9 am; tune in to 95.5 FM, 103.9 FM or DAB.