Remembering the Great War in Slaidburn

Sheila and I paid a visit to the Ribble Valley Town of Slaidburn recently and were struck by their rather well presented war memorial.

As its 100 years since the start of WW1 this year I felt it appropriate to post about this. You never know I may well search for other appropriate war memorials to post about.



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A previous posting of mine relating to WW1 is at:-

Shirley on WW1 Nurses

Shirley Williams the one time SDP/Liberal Alliance MP for the old Crosby Constituency writes on the BBC web site about the work of nurses in WW1.

Former Cllr. Anthony Hill in Crosby's Pritchard's Bookshop with Shirley in 2009

Former Lib Dem Cllr. Anthony Hill (who stood down as the already selected Liberal Parliamentary Candidate in the Crosby seat enabling Shirley to win the famous by-election) chatting with Shirley in Crosby’s Pritchard’s Bookshop in 2009

I met Shirley a few weeks ago at Lord Ronnie Fearn’s celebratory party in Southport for his 50 consecutive years as a local councillor. Despite advancing years Shirley is as sharp now as I remember her during the heady days of the Alliance in the early 1980’s.

With thanks to Cllr. Jen Robertson for picking up on this item.

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