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Thanks To Local Veterans & Families

Thanks to Local Veterans and Families

We wish to thank those who have been part of this project and allowed us to film and interview them which is still ongoing in many cases.

Sam Brearley, Angela and Ida Moor, Bill Wolsenholme, James (Reg) Pye, Hannah Barnes and family, Fred Green, John Lockett, Bernard Blacklock, Bill Entwistle, (Late Kath Brooks), (Late Edward Jones), Teddy Rich, Bob Parker, Jack O'Hara, Peter Maher, Bob Morrison, Muriel Harrison, Emily Yates, Dorothy Peel, Francis Barlow, Doreen Kay and her sister, Joan Barge, Mary Miller, Bill Statton, Thomas Walllbank, Bill Hague, Jim Bates, Kevin Cheethan, Ginny Aighton, Tom Mason, Morgan Rawcliffe,  Maria Hitchens family, -more to follow... 

Bob Morrison Ship-Builder / Gun Maker

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Met Bob Morrison aged 91 who worked at Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle Upon Tyne during World War Two.

Bob was starting his apprentice and at the age of 19 when World War Two broke out and e was formed into a team of 23 men and one foreman to specifically work on and fit the guns for the Battleship King George V. Bob was saying that they even slept many a time in the turrets and worked every minute of the day to get them finished and show the Navy how to use them. He was at sea with the King George V when it took part in the sinking of the Bismark. Nice one.

Bob and his mates travelled all over repairing the ships and fitted guns to cargo ships as well as on one occasion sailed to the Antartic and saw his first iceberg.

Bob married Phyliss in 1945 and came to ICI in Clitheroe as an Engineer in 1947 and has 4 of a family with 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Phyliss passed away in 1958. Bob married Anne locally in October 2009.

More information and photo's to follow.

Late William Jones

Late William Jones

Recently met John Jones related to the late Edward Jones (Normandy D Day Veteran) who passed away recently and we are currently trying to obtain his Fathers medals. Leading Aircraftsman William Jones (Service Number 1482769) who served in the RAF from 7/8/1941 until 03/06/1946 having served in West Africa from 16/01/1943-03/05/1944 and India from 16/11/1945-03/05/46. William passed away 29/03/1990.

Hope to obtain good news in due course along with photo's of William.

B.B.C. Memorial Film

B.B.C. Memorial Film

November 10th 2010 Seen below are Morgan Rawcliffe, Maria Hitchin and Bailey Moss. Morgan has the white top. Great day with the BBC mainly at the Castle.

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Medals 'give a sense of closure' to Lancashire veterans.

The above gives a link to The BBC News Lancashire article published on Remembrance Sunday.

 

ST Mary's War Memorial Service - Whalley

ST Mary's War Memorial Service -Whalley Saturday 6th November 2010

We attended this service which was well supported. Morgan Kennedy laid a wreath on our behalf. Further information and photographs to follow.

More photographs in the Read more...

Veteran Peter Maher

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We met Peter Maher on Thursday 4th November who fought in World War Two and came out a Colour Sergeant as well as receiving the Military Medal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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