Volunteers from LFHHS Chorley Family History Research have been visiting local schools and welcoming them to the Family History Research Centre at Astley Hall Farmhouse to help them research soldiers killed at the battle of Festubert in preparation for the staging of an exhibition to commemorate the sacrifice made by Chorley soldiers during the Battle of Festubert in June 1915.
The exhibition opens in the Astley Hall Farmhouse and Chorley Family History Research Centre on the 13 June at 12noon. Admission is free.
The project has been a collaboration between Chorley Primary and Secondary schools, Astley Hall staff, local historians, LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre and the Chorley Heritage Centre.
This has been a significant historical and creative project aimed to connect young people from primary and secondary schools in the area with the events their community responded to a century ago. It is an opportunity to see Chorley’s experience of The Great War through the eyes of our next generation of citizens
The result is a fantastic and very moving exhibition that runs 13 - 28 June, 12noon-3.30pm, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.