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7,000 visitors to Chorley exhibition
8:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
More than 7,000 people from all over the world have visited the Chorley Remembers Experience in its first two months of opening.
Bosses at the attraction at the Coach House, in Astley Hall, said that since opening its doors in June, history enthusiasts had visited the exhibition in their droves every day.
The interactive exhibition focuses on Chorley’s involvement with the forces and its military history.
It includes paintings and displays, a First World War ‘trench experience’ with sound and light effects, touch screens to search databases and a screen showing veterans’ memories.
Project chairman and Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle said feedback from visitors had been extremely positive.
He said: “The new exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the contribution of local people to our military history. I am delighted to see so many visitors have attended the exhibition since its opening.
“The numbers have been high on each day it opens and this proves the enthusiasm and interest which exists within our community for this type of exhibition.
“We hoped the exhibition would be an important educational resource and this is evident with the number of families and young people who have been to the Coach House.
“With visitors from New Zealand and other parts of the world we can also put into context the importance people attach to this exhibition as a fitting tribute to those who served on our behalf in various conflicts across the world.”
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