Interactive exhibition in Chorley brings to life untold stories of war

Chorley Citizen: One of the items from the exhibition One of the items from the exhibition

An interactive exhibition will open its doors this month enabling visitors to experience what life was like for those from the area who served their country during wartime.

The ‘Chorley Remembers Experience’ will be a new attraction in the Coach House Gallery to commemorate local soldiers and allow visitors to experience what life was like for the Chorley Pals.

The exhibition is a joint venture between the Chorley Remembers Group and Chorley Council.

With touch-screen technology, visitors can discover the untold story of Chorley’s war heroes. The exhibition also contains a full wall gallery of men from the area who have died in active service.

The display has been created with investment by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of a wider project by the Chorley Remembers group to recognise those from the borough who lost their lives in conflict.

Councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “It will really bring to life what life was like during wartime both in the trenches and at home.

Lindsay Hoyle MP, chairman of the Chorley Remembers group, said: “We’ve had some great feedback over the work we’ve carried out at the Chorley Pals statue and the war memorial in Astley Park and this is going to be another great addition.”

The Chorley Remembers Experience will open on June 25 and be open from noon until 4.30pm at weekends and Bank Holidays and through the week during school holidays.

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