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Ceremony Discussions July 2010

Religious (Dedication Service) Ceremony - Roll Of Honour - Braille Book

Discussions have now taken place with the local Church Leaders to hold a religious dedication ceremony for the Roll of Honour and Braille Book and this is will take place at St Mary's Church, Clitheroe on Monday 13th September at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome.

Our thanks go to Norman Kelly and Chris Tattersall for the work involved in these two respective elements of the project.

Filming

Our thanks got to Roger Leach who is battling away on the filming aspect of this project and helping and assisting other aspects as well as at every opportunity helping the youngsters.


Castle Museum July 2010

Castle Museum

Discussions are taking place with the Manager/Keeper of the Castle, Rachel Jackson to display the Roll of Honour and Braille Book sometime in November this year. We very much appreciate her help and that of the Lancashire County Council Museum Services.

Duke of Edinburgh Group

Monday 26th July Duke of Edinburgh Group

Eleven lads set off to visit one of the World War Two crash sites on Burn Fell near Slaidburn and Newton on Monday 26th July. They eventually reached the top but due to the rain and heavy mist couldn't see anything. Good effort lads and perhaps another day!

Heartfelt Thanks To Youth Forum

Heartfelt Thanks To Youth Forum - Clitheroe Advertiser Thursday 2nd September 2010

The following appeared in the local paper - On behalf of my sister, Marjorie, and myself, I would like to thank the Clitheroe Youth Forum and especially the chairman, Mel Diack, for helping to obtain my late brother Stanley Smith Pollard's war medals. Stanley was killed serving in the Royal Navy in 1945 at the age of 19. A wonderful church service took place recently at the Clitheroe Parish Church where we were presented with his medals. We also wish to thank the Rev. Dr Peter Shepherd and local dignitaries who came to present the medals.

Mrs Kath Brooks, Kenilworth Drive, Clitheroe.

Our thanks go to Kath for this letter and we are proud to have been able to have help.

Medals Obtained

Two Widows from Candlemakers Court - Clitheroe 27th August 2010

We are delighted to state that two widows from Candlemakers Court in Clitheroe with our help have recently obtained medals for their late husband's from the MOD who served in the Royal Air Force. Mrs Dorothy Peel who's husband Charles William was an elecrician in the RAF and served in Blida -Algeria and Mrs F Barlow who's husband William also an electrician in the RAF, serving in Egypt and India.

We have currently sent off information to the MOD for another lady from here who was in the RAF in the 1950's to see if we can obtain a Service Medal for her.

Roger Leach Medals (Father) 26th August 2010
We are pleased to state that through our project we have ben able to help our own Video Volunteer Roger Leach to obtain his late Fathers medals. Rogers Father served in the Army during World War Two. Nice one.

Chris Tattersall
We have recently helped Chris Tattersall to apply for his Grandfather's Medals who was captured at Dunkirk and a POW for the rest of the war. More information to follow.

Press Articles August 2010

Sunday Express 22nd August 2010

We are delighted to say that we appeared on page 35 of the Sunday Express with Sam Brearley's presentation and photograph featuring along with Kath Brooks being quoted concerning the recent presentation at St Mary's Church, Clitheroe of her brothers medals (Stanley Pollard) to her and her sister Marjorie.

Our thanks go to the National Lottery press team for this.

Sam & Vic On Skype - Clitheroe Advertiser & Times 19th August 2010

We are pleased to see Sam our veteran from Whalley and Vic his POW friend from Australia appear in the Clitheroe Advertiser dated Thursday 19th August when they were talking and able to see each other via a Skype communication system which took place at the home of the Ribble Valley Borough Council Mayor Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer who is also in the photograph. Our thanks go to her. Nice one.