We will remember them. Every year Chorley remembers those who gave their lives serving their country with a Remembrance Day service and parade on the second Sunday in November. This year has added significance as it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
In 2018, people
from across Chorley are invited to take part in the town’s tributes to remember
those who lost their lives serving their country through a series of events and
commemorations listed below.
For those who
usually attend the Remembrance Sunday service and parade, there are new
arrangements this year to accommodate the increasing number of people who wish
- The main service will take place at the Cenotaph in Astley Park and there will be designated areas for members of the public to stand.
- To ensure the parade can safely enter and depart the area, stewards will be on-hand to direct attendees. Members of the public are advised to stay at the Cenotaph until after the parade has departed.
- After the service at the Cenotaph, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to lay wreaths. If you wish to lay a wreath, please contact Glyn Gaskell on 07495 020077
talk “The Road to the Armistice”
Laurence’s Church, Union Street, Chorley
As part of the centenary of end of the
First World War, come and see the illustrated talk entitled The Road to the
Armistice by local WW1 historian, Steve Williams from the Chorley in The Great
War Group. Admission, £2.50
9 to Thursday 15 November
Pike Illumination of Remembrance
Chorley’s most visible landmark,
Rivington Pike, will be lit with a poppy symbol for the Remembrance Week
tribute marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Chorley Council has joined up with Horwich
Town Council to light the pike. View the
tribute from afar every evening during that week.
of Remembrance 7.30pm – 9.30pm
A special evening to mark the
centenary of the end of the First World War featuring a combination of music
and Act of Remembrance with commentator the Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP.
Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.
Tickets £8 – available from Chorley Council’s Civic Offices on Union
Street, Malcolm’s Musicland or The Choral Society on 01772 455185 or 01704
Sunday service and parade 10.10am
town centre and Astley Park
note: These are the new arrangements for the Remembrance Sunday commemoration
10:10am - Parade forms up on the Flat
Iron car park, Union Street
10.25am - Short service at the Pals
10.30am - Parade sets off to the
Cenotaph in Astley Park
10.40am - Service of Remembrance to
commence at the Cenotaph
11am - Two minute silence followed by
laying of wreaths
All are welcome. If you wish to lay a wreath, please contact
Glyn Gaskell on 07495 020077
and Remembrance 11.02am – 4.30pm
Hall, Coach House and Park
Astley Hall was donated as a war
memorial in 1922 by Sir Reginald Arthur Tatton. After the two minute silence,
please join us at Astley to reflect on and remember those we lost. Chorley 100
will open at 11.02am, and there will be a musical performance on the stage
within the Garden of Reflection. Children can find out more about WWI as part
of a specially made trail within Chorley 100 and there will also be WWI object
handling sessions. Also, watch the beautiful documentary exploring the
symbolism behind the newly created Garden of Reflection. Within the Hall, visit
the Memorial Room and Townley Parker Room to discover more about Susannah
Knight and her golden memorial books and view the roll of honour. Discover the
memorial stone within the Walled Garden, commissioned in 2014 to commemorate
100 years since the beginning of the Great War.
An evening of music by Leyland Band,
Lancashire monologues and poetry from the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust. Tickets £10 from Malcolm's Musicland, Chapel
Street, Chorley PR7 1BW or by calling 0300 2011916