Candlemakers Court September 2010

Candlemakers Court - Clitheroe Wednesday 8th September 2010

On Wednesday 8th September at 2.30pm we met 14 ladies from Candlemakers Court, Clitheroe to discuss their experiences of World War Two. Following this we shall be having film interviews with those who wish to tell us further information about their own experiences but in more depth. Our thanks got to the ladies for their time and to Anne (Warden) for helping us to arrange this. Tea, coffee and biscuits made the afternoon very enjoyable social occasion.

Veterans Widows Families September 2010

Veterans, Widows & Families

We wish to thank the veterans, widows and families who we have filmed for our project such as James Pye, William Wolsenholme, Bob Parker, Fred Green, Bill Entwistle, Bernard Blacklock, Jack O'Hara, Angela and Ida Moor, Hannah Barnes and her sister, Mum and Grandmother, Teddy Rich, Jim Bates, Ginny Aighton, Sam Mason, Bill Hague, Kath Brooks, Marjorie Preston, Tom Wallbank, Sam Brearley, Ernest Cook, Ida and Angela Moor at Sawley, Tom Mason, late Edward Jones, Dorothy Peel, Doreen Kay, Mary Miller, Gladys Shepherd, Francis Barlow, Joan Barge, David Brooks, Peter Maher, Bob Morrison.

Thank you for helping us with this project and the many and varied parts everyone played during World War Two.

Dedication Service St Mary's Church

Dedication Service St Mary's Church Monday 13th September 7pm

We held a dedication service at St Mary's Church, Clitheroe on Monday 13th September at 7pm for those men and women who died from Clitheroe during World War Two as we have now completed our Roll of Honour and Braille Book. On a very wet evening a good turn out at the Church was very much appreciated.

Members of the Junior Youth Forum read out the names which included Ewan and Shae Jackson, Harry Ellis, Michael Moir, Caroline Dewhurst, Morgan and Jordan Rawcliffe, Maria Hitchin, Bailey Moss and David Bolton. Adult members who read were Roger Leach, Norman Kelly, Chris Tattersall and Mel Diack.

The Mayor of the Ribble Valley Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer and the Mayor of Clitheroe Councillor Alan Yearing read out passages from the Bible. Jim Bates a representative from the British Legion also spoke.

Lottery Result and Videos

Lottery Result

We were just pipped by the Isle of Wight Steam railway project but we were were awarded a National Lottery Trophy for being a finalist. This has been a wonderful experience and those who went to London enjoyed the show and meeting the numerous celebrities. More information to follow on this. Our thanks again go to those who voted for us.

We attended the Round House in London on Saturday 4th September to be part of the live National Lottery Draw and a one hour show of entertainment and presentations. 10 from each of the 21 finalists with three from each section who reached the finals had been invited. Our small group departed from Clitheroe at 08.15am and returned on Sunday 5th at about 7pm -delayed somewhat by signal failures down south.

John Barrowman hosted the show supported by live acts from McFly and Taio Cruz. Previously funded dance and music groups performed during the course of the programme which was filmed live on BBC 1 combined with the Lottery draws. Other celebrities who attended were Alex James, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tess Daly, Amir Khan, Larry Lamb, Matt Baker, Julia Bradbury, Sacha Parkinson and William Roach MBE.


Thank you once again for supporting us during the National lottery Voting process. Mel Diack M.B.E Chairman

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