Going back in time at Astley Hall

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Visitors to Astley Hall were transported back to the 1920s to celebrate a special anniversary.

It is 90 years since the historic building opened its doors to the public, after being handed over to Chorley Council as a memorial to those who died in the First World War.

A day of celebration was held on Saturday, with staff and the Friends of Astley Hall dressing in 1920s costumes.

Visitors could enjoy a jazz band, vintage vehicles, activities such as lawn tennis and croquet, and themed arts and crafts.

There was also a Then And Now exhibition with images of the hall ( see pages 58 and 59) and a lecture by Adam Cree about Susannah Knight, Chorley’s heroine who successfully campaigned to get recognition for local men who lost their lives in the First World War.




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