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Market traders remember First World War

The stall will be in the covered market on Saturday

The stall will be in the covered market on Saturday

People are being invited to display their First World War memorabilia on Chorley Market as the traders look to remember the role local people played.

A stall on the covered market will exhibit the memorabilia on Saturday.

It coincides with commemorations across the borough to mark the centenary of the start of the war.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “It’s important we commemorate World War One and it’s great that the traders and market staff are willing to dedicate time to remembering those from the borough who took part in the war or played a role at home supporting the troops.

“It’s a great opportunity to see medals, artefacts and letters from the war and at the same time spend some time talking to traders and doing some shopping on the markets.”

Market trader, John Brennand, who is helping to organise the display, said: “We all know people who were involved in the First World War and we as traders wanted to do something to show our respect for those who sacrificed their lives or helped supporting everyone back home.

“The memorabilia is a great way for us all to look back and reflect on how heroic local people were and the sacrifices they all made so we can be where we are today.

“We’ve got a good selection of memorabilia already, but if people have some at home they’d like to share then we’d be more than happy to display it on the day.”

The stall, at the Cleveland Street entrance, will be open all day.

Anyone wishing to display items can take them along on the day, visit the market office or call the council on 01257 515151.

 

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