Chorley to commemorate World War 1 with all-day event

Steve Williams, Charley Pal and Lindsay Hoyle

There will be an event commemorating the centenary of the start of the war in August 1914 in and around the Coach House on the Astley Hall complex in Chorley on Sunday 17th August from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm. 

Organised by Chorley Remembers and supported by Chorley Council, the WW1 Day will see new displays in the Chorley ‘Remembrance Experience’ exhibition, static and video displays by the Chorley Pals Memorial / Chorley Remembers, Chorley in The Great War group, Museum of Lancashire and the British military vehicle modelling club.

Music will be provided in the Walled Garden by the Chorley Air Cadets ensemble who will also do regular ‘Last Post’ demonstrations.

The Chorley Pals Memorial mascot ‘Charley Pal’ will make regular appearances throughout the day, alternating with ‘Meet a Tommy’ (Museum of Lancashire staff dressed in replica WW1 uniform).

Food demonstrations will be provided by members of the Buckshaw Village Women’s Institute who will be making cakes and biscuits from recipes from the period – admission is free.

The event is being sponsored by the Chorley Building Society.