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.

Museum staff Julia Davies, Clare Tongue, David Tetlow and Ann Schwarz at the 1920s themed fun day

Museum staff Julia Davies, Clare Tongue, David Tetlow and Ann Schwarz at the 1920s themed fun day

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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