Walk planned to remember Pals leaving Chorley in 1915

Pals walk to station 23rd February 2015

We are replicating the walk that the Chorley Pals took as they left the town to go off to war 100 years ago.

On the 23rd February 1915, the 220 men left the Drill Hall on Devonshire Road in Chorley at 11.20am and marched to the railway station.

Newspaper article from 1915At 11.55am, the train taking them to Caernarvon for training (and ultimately off to war) departed to the strains of the song Auld Lang Syne.

Members of the public are welcome to join Chorley Pals historians Steve Williams and John Garwood, walking the route next Monday, 23rd February.

Please meet at the Drill Hall (postcode for sat nav PR7 2DJ) by 11.00am.

Please note: this is an informal walk and people do it at their own risk.