Lancashire Voices of the Great War
Written by Sam Martin on 28/10/2018
Want to find out if a member of your family fought (or died) in WW1, take a look at life in the trenches, or sample ‘trench cake’ which was sent from the ration-bound kitchens of Lancashire families to their loved ones fighting in the war? With interactive displays and hands-on crafts for all the family, a memorial walk to honour ‘The Chorley Pals’, and a Family History Hub with experienced volunteers on hand to help find ancestors, this promises to be a great way to mark this 100th anniversary of the Great War. The exhibition is peppered with fascinating talks throughout the day including from Chorley Pals Memorial founder and Historian Steve Williams at 2.30pm. The exhibition runs from 10am – 4 pm and is followed by a community concert later that evening at 7.30pm.
Through music and the spoken word, a sixty-strong choir and a dozen cast members will share the stories of those who left the county to fight for us all. Based on their personal diaries, letters home and newspaper report we will once again hear the Lancashire voices of The Great War.
All are welcome to attend. Admission is free for both the exhibition and the evening concert and tickets are not required.
Lancashire Voices of The Great War
Saturday November 3rd Exhibition 10am – 4 pm Community Concert 7.30 pm