I will be presenting a series of talks between July and December at libraries in the Chorley and Leyland area for Chorley Remembers, in partnership with the Lancashire County Council Library Service (Community History Section) .
The talks are free, courtesy of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but entry is by ticket only, obtainable in advance from the respective library or by using the contact form on the Chorley Remembers website.
Each illustrated talk is about an hour long and will cover topics of a local interest, ranging from the history of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Euxton from 1937 to 2007 to local men who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars – the battlefields they fought on (from the Somme to Normandy) and, in the case of the Christmas talk, their experiences in the trenches during the ‘festive’ period of The Great War.
All of the talks will be presented myself, in my capacity as Secretary of the Chorley Pals Memorial and Admin & Marketing Officer of the Chorley Remembers project.
The full list is as follows…
Monday, 16th July at ECCLESTON Library starting at 6.00 p.m. – “Battlefields & Poppyfields” Wednesday, 18th July at EUXTON Library starting at 11.00 a.m. – “ROF Chorley” Monday, 23rd July at CHORLEY Library starting at 6.00 p.m. – “Pals, Terriers & Tommies”
- Monday, 3rd September at ECCLESTON Library starting at 6.00 p.m. – “Pals, Terriers & Tommies”
- Wednesday, 5th September at LEYLAND Library starting at 2.00 p.m. – “ROF Chorley”
- Friday, 7th September at CHORLEY Library starting at 6.00 p.m. – “ROF Chorley”
- Monday, 1st October at ADLINGTON Library starting at 7.00 p.m. – “Pals, Terriers & Tommies”
- Monday, 29th October at CLAYTON GREEN Library starting at 7.30 p.m. – “ROF Chorley”
- Monday, 26th November at ADLINGTON Library starting at 7.00 p.m. – “All over by Christmas”
- Wednesday, 5th December at EUXTON Library starting at 11.00 a.m. – “All over by Christmas”
A talk at Coppull Library is also planned for November (more details once the new Branch Manager is appointed).
To get your free tickets, visit the Chorley Remembers website.