Small Book

Small Book

Clitheroe Youth are now about to start making a small book of their own as part of this project. Norman Kelly will be looking after this aspect of the work.

Website Launches 29th April!

Ribble Valley Remembrance website launches 29th April!

The launch of the web site took place at the ITZone on the Upper Floor, Chapel House, Shawbridge Street on Thursday 29th April.4.15pm

The Mayor of Clitheroe Mary Robinson and the Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Councillor Rimmer attended. The site was launched by members of Clitheroe Youth Forum along with a small speech on the progress made. Bob Scott Chairman of the Clitheroe Branch of the Royal British legion attended and said a few words and asked for a minutes silence.

Roger Leach and several young members filmed the proceedings. A photograph was taken by the local Clitheroe Advertiser and Times of the young people and the Mayor's which we will publish as soon as they do. Light refreshments were available. Both Councillor Rimmer and Mary Robinson expressed how much work had gone into this project already and were extremely impressed by what the young people had achieved.

We also had a piper playing (Michael) when the guests arrived and as they departed. Quite a few of the neighbours on Shawbridge Street came out to look at him playing.

Bob Scott concluded the proceedings with words appropriate to the occasion and our thank's go to him. Our appreciation also goes to all those who attended.

Schedules are now being worked out for projects relating to each aspect of this work. More news and updates to follow.


Photograph at the launch

Morgan Reece with the Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Councillor Rimmer to the left and Mayoress of Clitheroe Mary Robinson on the right.

Some more photographs taken at the launch. Michael Tomlinson being interviewed by the Press in top left picture.


Photograph and write up from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated 6th May 2010. Page 6.

Youth Member Connection

Family War Dead   crowther1a

One of our youth members has just handed us information on his Great Great Uncle Fred Crowther a Flight Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gunner Royal Air Force 117 Squadron Aged 22 when he was killed on 20/07/1944. Service number 1237457. Buried Imphal War Cemetery, India. Came from Mellor. Grave 4. D. 16-20. The plane crashed near Nunghar Village, India. We currently have his Observer and Air Gunner Flying Log Book as well as other relevant information and a letter from his Commanding Officer South East Asia notifying his family of his sorry loss of such a man along with others from the crew that fateful day. Son of Fred and Sarah Emma Crowther.





We may print more on this once we have met the family of our youth member. We do have a photograph - above - of Fred Crowther.

Stepping Back In Time 29th May 2010

Stepping Back In Time 29th May 2010

Youth members are stepping back in time on Saturday 29th May as they will be heading to Rawtenstall to catch a steam train to Bury for most of the day. There is to be a recreation of World War Two so hopefully lots of photograph opportunities. Information will follow on how this all goes.

Youth members stepped back in time as they went between Rawtenstall and Bury on the steam trains and enjoyed the activities despite the poor weather. We have published a few photographs below of our visit.

Photo's in the Readmore..

All about Sam Brearley May 2010

If this article from the  Lancashire Evening Telegraph on Friday 21st May 2010 is not readable - even with zooming the view, try this link








Sam meets the children



BBC Radio Lancashire August - September 2010

BBC Radio Lancashire - Article on their Website     Click on this link  Clitheroe Youth Forum in the National Lottery final

BBC Radio Lancashire Friday 3rd September 2010

 We were invited to BBC Radio Lancashire on Friday 3rd September for 08.00am to discuss our project having reached the National Lottery Finals which will be shown on BBC 1 on Saturday evening the 4th September during the live Lottery Draw. Michael Tomlinson and David Bolton joined Mel Diack. This interview went really well and Sam Brearley our 97 year old veteran was also on tape. Graham Liver interviewd us and our thanks got to him and his crew for this morning.

David Bolton and Michael Tomlinson.

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Kath Brooks Friday 13th August 2010 at 07.30am

At 07.30am on Friday 13th August Kath Brooks, Caroline Dewhurst, Morgan Kennedy and Morgan Rawcliffe went on BBC Radio Lancashire at Kath Brooks home in Clitheroe to talk about the Church Service, presentation and about our project. Interview lasted a few minutes and everyone did really well considering such an early start. Alison from BBC Radio came along with her van and the mast when extended from the top of the van was about a tall as a large house.

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Friday 6th August 2010

Early start this morning as we were on BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn and had to report in for 08.00am which meant doing the collection round of young members at 07.00am in Clitheroe. Lucy. Caroline and Thomas very kindly agreed to do this which was to promote our project and mention that the closing date for the National Lottery Finals was coming up on Friday 13th August at 12noon.

Roger Leach came along to help and joined in the conversation.

Much of the time was taken up be football round ups due to the new season starting on Saturday.

This was a great experience for all concerned and Lucy, Thomas and Caroline did really well. It is quite somthing to be sat in a studio with microphones, lights, mixing desk, live reports coming in and lots of cameras showing other reporters and weather reports being transmitted across the region.

Well done to all concerned and our thanks to BBC Radio Lancashire for having us on.