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A time to remember with day of activities

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Life on the battlefield and the home front was remembered during a day to commemorate the start of the First World War.

The Chorley Remembers project held a day of activities at Astley Park on Sunday, which was attended by nearly 1,100 people.

The Remembrance Experience exhibition reopened with new displays and artefacts, as well as additions to the trench experience.

Members of Buckshaw Village WI wore period costumes, presented recipes from the time and sold cakes to raise money for the project.

There was music by the RAF cadet force, who played throughout the day and did demonstrations of The Last Post.

Many groups had stands at the event, including Chorley Remembers, Chorley In The Great War, Military Modelling Society (Chorley), Lancashire Infantry Museum and the Imperial War Museum (North).

Visitors could also meet the Chorley Pals’ mascot, Charley Pal. Steve Williams, project manager for Chorley Remembers, said: “It’s the first time we have done this, so we didn’t know how this would go, but it went very well. A special thanks to the ladies from Buckshaw Village WI who raised £100 on their cake stall for us.”

 

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