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.