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Funding for war group’s project

Stuart Clewlow

Stuart Clewlow

 

Euxton War Memorial Group has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a community education project.

Named War Stories, the project will focus on the individuals from Euxton who fought and died during the First World War.

The project team and volunteers plan to research the soldiers’ stories and produce education activities.

They will work with schools and members of the community to preserve the memories of those who served, collecting photographs, personal accounts and letters to build a clear pictures.

With the help of professional writers, designers and film-makers, the new information will be incorporated into a commemorative book, featured in three online films and made available online.

In addition, an interpretative display panel located near the planned new war memorial will provide extra information about the soldiers and the impact of the war on Euxton.

The group’s historian and author, Stuart Clewlow, said: “We are absolutely delighted our bid has been successful and thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“The War Stories book, videos and community activities will commemorate the lives of soldiers from Euxton and the sacrifice that they and the families made in the Great War.

“In many cases we will be unearthing information about their contribution and bravery which has been lost or forgotten for nearly 100 years.”

The project will publicly start at 4pm on Sunday with a display of military artefacts and information at Euxton Community Centre.

It follows a meeting of Chorley In the Great War, which starts at 2pm.

To get involved, email Stuart on saclewlow@yahoo.com or call Susan Balshaw on 07825 368672.

 

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