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Chairman shows Chorley’s MP around the Somme battlefield

Steve Williams and Sir Lindsay Hoyle on the Somme in September 2018

Our Chairman, Steve Williams met up with the town’s Member of Parliament Sir Lindsay Hoyle in northern France at the start of September.

Steve and Sir Lindsay co-founded the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust in 2007 and toured the Somme battlefield where the local Pals Company and many other men from a cross the Borough fought and died.

The pair laid wreaths at the Chorley Pals plaque in the front line trenches at Serre, as well as at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and on the grave of Private James Miller VC from Withnell who is buried in Dartmoor Cemetery near Albert.

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Concert to commemorate the Armistice

There is a concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

It is in Chorley Town Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, 11th November and features Leyland Band; tickets are £10 from Malcolm’s Musicland on Chapel Street in Chorley or call 0300 201 1916.

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Remembrance Sunday

Our Committee Member Cllr. Alistair Morwood will represent the group and lay wreaths at the Chorley Pals Memorial and at the town’s Cenotaph in Astley Park on Remembrance Sunday.

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Local soldiers commemorated

Well done to the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust for staging a parade and unveiling plaques in the town during September to commemorate the Chorley Pals and Chorley Terriers in the First World War.

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