New Memorial To The Chorley Pals To Be Unveiled Today

The unveiling of the memorial to the Chorley Pals is taking place today on the Flat Iron on Union Street in Chorley by Lindsay Hoyle MP at 2.00 p.m.

A parade, led by the band and soldiers of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, will leave the T.A. Centre on Devonshire Road at 1.40 p.m. and retrace part of the route the original Chorley Pals marched when leaving the town on the 23rd February 1915.

Before the ceremony, members of the Manchester Regiment 1914-1918 will parade in front of the memorial dressed in uniform & kit from the period, whilst local Cadets will hand out free programmes. The advice from the organisers and Police is to get there early; car parking in the town is free on Sunday.

Ceremony Details:

2.00 p.m. Ceremony starts: Memorial dedicated by Local Clergy.
Hymn: “I vow to thee my Country”
2.20 p.m. Address by Lindsay Hoyle: Memorial unveiling.
2.30 p.m. ‘The Last Post’
One minute’s silence
2.35 p.m. A verse from “For the Fallen” read by Glyn Gaskell from the British Legion
2.40 p.m. National Anthem
2.45 p.m. Ceremony ends; Parade dismissed