Whalley Remembers is a series of events run by a group of community volunteers to mark the Centenary of the end of The Great War and honour the sacrifice of the fallen in Whalley and surrounding parishes.
During the Great War, some 60 boys and young men from Whalley and surrounding parishes enlisted for Service but never came back. Also, the Queen Mary’s Military Hospital (now NHS Mersey Care or Calderstones) treated some 60,000 wounded Servicemen, of whom 330 died there. It is therefore fitting that this year, the whole of Whalley, Barrow, Billington and Wiswell commemorate the Centenary of the end of the Great War and the signing of the Armistice.
The names of the servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice are to be found on the War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour in the Soldiers’ Chapel in the Parish Church. The names are also being included in parish magazines in the months leading up to November; please contact the Parish Office on 01254 823249 if you would like copies.
The ‘Whalley Remembers’ committee has organised a fantastic program of events, including a Heritage Walk, community concert, fireworks, beacon lighting and Remembrance Services. Grants have also been received to distribute banners, car stickers, badges and mugs for primary school children.
‘Whalley Remembers’ promises to be an outstanding event combining the solemnity of Remembrance and the joy of the expected peace. If you would like more information on the events or would like to volunteer, please ring Cllr Clifford Ball on 01254 823233.
Details of the events can be viewed here: Whalley Remembers – programme of events