Chorley Pals remembered 100 years on with walk

Steve & the Mayor on Chapel St - 23 Feb 2015 HEADER

The Chorley Pals were remembered 100 years on from when they left the town to go to war.

A group of 30 people retraced the steps of the Chorley Pals from the Drill Hall to Chorley railway station.

At the station, the Mayor and Chorley Pals historian John Garwood laid poppy crosses.

Thanks to all those who joined us on the walk on Monday 23rd February.

Special thanks to the Mayor of Chorley Cllr Roy Lees, the Mayoress Margaret Lees (grand-daughter of a Chorley Pal), Cllr Ralph Snape MBE, Cllr Joyce Snape, Chorley Pals Memorial Trustees – Steve Williams, John Garwood and Stuart Clewlow, members of 64 Squadron 3 Med Rgt RAMC, members of the public and Chorley Police.

Back in 2010, the town’s MP Lindsay Hoyle led a similar walk to launch the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust and appeal. Sadly he could not join the walk in 2015 due to his parliamentary commitments.