Members of public welcomed to First World War exhibition

on show A display of artefacts from the First World War at Astley Hall

on show A display of artefacts from the First World War at Astley Hall

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Members of the public will be able to see newly displayed artefacts and learn about conditions in a ‘trench experience’ for the centenary of the First World War.

The Coach House and Walled Garden, Astley Hall, will host a day-long event on Sunday, August 17, with a number of exhibitions.

One of the main features will be the Museum of Lancashire with its First World War display, which includes staff in uniform.

People will be also able to see displays from Chorley in the Great War, Military Modelling Society, Lancashire Infantry Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

The free event, organised by the Chorley Remembers project, also has sample food and recipes from the period donated by Buckshaw Village WI.

Music will be provided by the local RAF Cadet force with demonstrations of The Last Post.

The event will see the popular ‘Remembrance Experience’ open earlier at 11am and the day will run 4.30pm.

Donations will be most welcome and the shop in the exhibition will be open selling First World War related items.

It is hoped that members of the local Army Reserve unit, from the Drill Hall at Devonshire Road, will also be in attendance.

The event has received sponsorship from the Chorley Building Society.

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