In July 2009, I published a new book entitled ‘The Chorley Pals’, with Adlington based author John Garwood.
He is the authority on the Chorley Pals and the book covers the history of the men from the town and surrounding villages who served in the unit. They were ‘Y’ Company of the 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) East Lancashire Regiment – one quarter of the famous ‘Accrington Pals’.
The book is priced at £12.95; all proceeds go towards the Chorley Pals Memorial fund, of which both of us are Trustees.
My book ‘Brindle & Hoghton Pals’ records the men from two Lancashire villages who fought and died in World War One.
It has 140 x A4 pages and over 300 photographs, plus details of men on war memorials in Brindle, Hoghton, Withnell Fold and Higher Walton. It is available at £10.00 + £2.95 p&p.
Since 2004 I have regularly written articles for local newspapers, especially for the ‘Flashback’ page in the Chorley Guardian. In addition, I have penned a few articles for Lancashire Life magazine.
One short story in particular came to me after a visit to Lone Pine Ridge on Gallipoli in Turkey, where so many ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) soldiers lost their lives in 1915 (click here to read story “When we return”).