We are proud to reveal an artist’s impression of our proposed design for Chorley’s War Memorial in Astley Park.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and some £7,250 from the Chorley Remembers Appeal Fund, the low screen wall of 16 Portland Limestone panels will accommodate the names of over 725 Chorley men who fell in conflicts from the First World War, World War Two, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 21 metre long by 1.2 metre high wall will take pride of place behind the existing Celtic Cross which was unveiled in May 1924.
It is proposed that the existing ‘conflict’ stones and the memorial stone commemorating men from the Welsh Guards and the Special Air Service who fell in the Falklands conflict in 1982 (none of whom are from Chorley) will be moved to the side of the site.
If you like our plans, why not support us by voting using the following form?
Your responses will be collated and handed to the Leader of Chorley Council at the full Council meeting next Tuesday (17th July); we already have over 200 responses from Chorley people who like the design and fully support our plans – something for everyone in the Borough to get behind and be proud of.
It is hoped that work will commence on the site in early September and be finished in time for Remembrance Sunday in November.