A MAN researching the life and death of three of his Accrington uncles killed in the First World War has appeared on a Sky documentary.
Simon Broadley was approached by Sky Arts TV after he appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square on 4 September, as part of Anthony Gormley’s One and Other project.
He will now be appearing on a TV programme which reviews contributors to the project.
On Monday, Simon, from Walsall, together with a camera crew, visited the War Memorial in Oak Hill Park, where he consulted old editions of the Accrington Observer and Times at the Central Library with Accrington Pals expert Les Bond.
He then visited Sultan Street where his uncles Owen, Tom and Harry lived with their parents William Joseph and Minnie Broadley.
Simon finished at the Pals Chapel at St John’s Church.
Simon said: "I have learned so much more about Owen, Tom and Harry Broadley since my tribute.
"For example, it was amazing to read a report of one of Owen’s letters home to his parents in which he expressed the horror of what he had experienced in his own words.
"These young men are not just names now, but real people that I can identify with. It makes their sacrifice all the more powerful."
The three brothers all lost their lives in France and Belgium during some of worst battles of The Great War.
Simon will appear on the show on Sky Arts tonight (Friday) at 7pm.
He will also be interviewed live on the programme by Clive Anderson.