News of Bowland
The activities of our Youth group have received a mention on The BBC News Lancashire site. The article may be seen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-30250529
We visited Kemple End Quarry mid January to look at a variety of large boulders for our Memorial at Langden Brook. The stonemasons now need to measure exactly the size of the lettering to ensure the correct boulder is chosen. This boulder could well be nearly three ton in weight. It didn't help with the weather being so bad and not able to view the full number of stones in the quarry for safety reasons. We shall return when the weather is better and more exact details are sorted.
Clitheroe Advertiser Thursday 28th November 2013
The Clitheroe Advertiser printed a very good article launching our project on Thursday 28th November on page 10
Titled " Memorial project will remember fallen airmen". Youth forum members new historical project.
In this article they printed our thanks at this stage to the following. United Utilities, the Forest of Bowland AONB, Lord Clitheroe, the Hon T. Assheton, the North West Sound Archives, CVS, Lancashire Library, Heritage and Countryside Services, Natural England, the Royal Air Force, plus aviation experts Nick Wotherspoon and Mark Gaskell.
25 airmen were mentioned again along with some of the planes and another request for people to come forward with any information. An invite was also extended to other young people to come forward.Thanks again given to the Heritage Lottery having funded this project to the sum of £28,000.The main emphasis being on the main Memorial at Langden Brook in the heart of the Forest of Bowland and five smaller memorial stones around the Ribble Valley nearer to the areas the planes crashed and the pilots died.
North West Sound Archives 13th November 2013
Part of our new project October 2013. This is continuance of our 'We Shall Remember Them' project regarding the airmen killed in the Forest of Bowland during World War Two.
Thomas Rock Stonemasons Saturday 16th November 2013
Two of our memorial sub group Bailey and Liam met Michael and Brett from Thomas Rock Stonemasons of Clitheroe on Saturday 16th November 2013. We intend to site a main memorial at Langden Brook and five smaller remembrance stones around the Forest of Bowland for those airmen killed during World War Two.
Clitheroe Library Research Training November 2013
Several of our members attended a training research session at the Clitheroe Library on Tuesday 19th November. We appreciate the time given by Fiona. This is for the start of our 'We Shall Remember Them' project regarding the airmen killed in the Forest of Bowland during World War Two.
Remembrance Services November 10th 2013
Members who attended the service Several of our members having placed our wreath
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