Back in October, I stepped into the full-time role of Project Manager with the Chorley Remembers heritage project, after the previous incumbent resigned without notice.
I was already working part-time on the marketing & administration, as well as managing the delivery of the war memorial element of the project.
I was proud to see the new memorial unveiled in Astley Park in Chorley on Remembrance Day – it not now holds the names of 738 men from the town who died in the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Falklands conflict and more recently, Afghanistan.
After the Christmas break, I will be overseeing a new and permanent ‘Remembrance Experience’ to go in the Coach House at Astley Hall, courtesy of some £78,000 worth of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The exhibition is scheduled to open at Easter, whilst the project overall is due to be completed by the end of August.
You can follow progress on www.chorleyremembers.org.uk.