MOVING scenes of the famous Accrington Pals batallion will be shown at St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, next Tuesday from 7.30pm.
The films will feature in and around Accrington and the M65 corridor, and will include material from much of the 20th century.
Films to be shown include the moving scenes of the famous Accrington Pals batallion, both in the town and leaving camp to head for the Western Front, and later scenes at the unveiling of Darwen’s war memorial.
The screening of East Lancashire on Film 2 courtesy of the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, will also show the visits by King George V and Queen Mary in 1913, Queen Cotton at the town’s Broad Oak Mill, the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and the work of L S Lowry and Accrington’s famous collection of Tiffany glass.
Tickets are £3.50 and are available from the Accrington Observer offices, the Tourist Office, Accrington Library or by calling 07796 572 775.