Chorley Pals Memorial site update – 3rd August 2012

Here are the latest photographs from the Pals Memorial on the Flat Iron in Chorley taken this afternoon (Friday 3rd August).

Contractors have nearly completed the layout of the paths and started to lay some of the flags that will form the paths.

The bases for two interpretation boards have arrived on site, whilst the boards themselves are being prepared at Border Signs in Dumfries.

Our Secretary, World War One historian and author Steve Williams has researched and designed the two boards – one about the history of the Chorley Pals Company in the Great War and the other about the memorial itself from its inception in 2007 to unveiling in February 2010.

Work should be completed in the next two weeks, with the interpretation boards being the last items to be installed.

Commenting on progress to date, Steve Williams said: “Everything is on schedule and we are looking forward to the fences coming down so that people can enjoy the improvements to the memorial site.”

The work is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Chorley Council.