World War One memorabilia on display at Astley Bridge area forum

World War One memorabilia on display at Astley Bridge area forum

Norman Hindley, back, with resident Gordon Butler holding a penny that was given to his wife’s great uncle

The Astley Bridge World War One cake

First published in News

WORLD War One memorabilia was on display at the Astley Bridge area forum.

Local historian Norman Hindley spoke about what effect the war had on Astley Bridge at the meeting, held at the Baptist Church, in Eden Street Ahead of the forum, councillors had appealed to residents to come forward with stories and memorabilia about the area during the war.

A Roll of Honour with the names of men who died in the conflict was on display and there was also a celebration cake.

Cllr Hilary Fairclough said: “It went really well and we had one of our highest number of people attending.”

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