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WWII Project Celebration

Celebration St Mary's Church Hall 20th April 2011.

Delighted to say that our project Celebration took place at St Mary's Church Hall on Wednesday 20th April commencing at 2pm. Our thanks go to Andy Froud (Vicar) for conducting the services. To the Clitheroe Army Cadets who had their Standard Blessed at our event. The Mayor of the Ribble Valley Borough Council -Councillor Mrs Lois Rimmer and her consort Gordon along with the Mayor of the Clitheroe Councillor Alan Yearing and Mrs Yearing with Peter Robinson the Deputy Lord Lieutenant attended and helped present the World War Two Medals along with other military awards of which a full list will be done in due course. A senior representative from the Heritage Lottery was also in attendance as were many veterans, families and parents of our Junior Youth Forum members who were brilliant again. The art work, presentations and speeches were wonderful.

Photographs and other information will follow soon. Grace O'Malley sang so well and Pannette the bugler was also inspirational. Michael our piper played us into the hall. Our thanks go to members of the Royal British Legion, police, fire services who also attened.

We showed a snippet of our film which ran to about 26 minutes and our thanks go to Roger Leach and Marion for this.

Our thanks to Colin and volunteers at St Mary's Church Hall. More to follow.

We again wish to thank everyone who has been involved in this project. This will still not be the finished article as we will need to add this celebration event to the film which will then go to the Heritage Lottery with copies to all the young people involved as well as veterans and family members. Those who have been involved with the project were automatically invited.

We had intended to show this on the 30th November. However this was a far larger task due to the success of our project and requires some considerable editing.

We have many organisations and people to thank and these will be listed on our website in due course. However our pride of place will go to our veterans, families and young people.

Some photographs from the event and of work carried out by the young people during the project.

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