Lest we forget 1914 - 1918

2014 saw the start of the commemorations for the 100th anniversary World War One
Nationally plans were announced to fund trips by school children to the battlefield sites in France and Belgium.
Locally plans were announced about how the war would be remembered.
With the backing of Garstang Historical Society, Paul Smith and Anthony Coppin announced a series of lectures linked to the war which would be held throught the period 2014 to 2018.
The first was held on the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, on August 4 2014, on the lives of the local men whose names appear on the WW1 plaque on Garstang war memorial.
The second was held in November 2015 on the subject Women and the War.
From 2013 to November 2015 Mr Smith and Mr Coppin worked on a book, Garstang's Great War Heroes, about the lives and times the 19 men on Garstang's Great War Memorial, and also about the lives of others who returned to Garstang after the war.

Garstang's Great War Heroes book was published in early November 2015.
Copies were given free of charge to all pupils at the four schools in Garstang and Bonds (see news update section)

* Copies are now on sale to the public, priced £8. Sales venues are:
* Market Place News, Market Place, Garstang
* The Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, Garstang (near Booths)
* KwikKutz barbers, Park Hill Road, Garstang
* The Dewlay Cheese shop, Dewlay, A6, Garstang
All profits from the sale of the book are to be given to UK armed forces charities.

The sponsors of the book were
Garstang Lions Club
West Lancashire Freemasons' Charity
Garstang and Over Wyre Rotary Club
Lancashire County Council (via Cllr Sandra Perkins)
Garstang Town Council
Garstang Royal British Legion Club

Sir Robert Atkins
Cllr Lady Dulcie Atkins
Mr Michael Ball
Mr Mark Bartlett
Mr Alan Cavanagh
Mr Anthony Coppin
Mrs Nora Coppin
Mrs Pat Costain
Mr Stanley Cubbins
Mrs Barbara Cubbins
Mr Jonathan Cubbins
Mrs Bianca Cubbins
Miss Carla Cubbins
Prof James Dodding
Dr Hester Dunlop
Mrs Jean Easter
Mrs Bernadette Gornall
Mrs June Gornall
Mr Mike Hall
Mr Brian and Mrs Stella Hayes-Jones
Mr Bill Hewitt and Mrs Jenny Hewitt
Mr Frank Holland and Mrs Christine Holland
Mr and Mrs Tom Horn
Mr Peter Howard
The late Mrs E Howard
Mr Harry Kenyon
Mrs Joyce Meiring
Cllr Sandra Perkins
Mr John Ormerod
Mr and Mrs Paul Smith
Mr Brian W Taylor
Mr and Mrs Barry Till
Mr Bernard Walton
Cllr David and
Mrs Joan Williams
Mr John Whalley

Big Bill’s Pig Club
c/o Mr William Richmond
Carrs Jewellers
c/o Mr Damian Carr
J Chippendale Ltd
c/o Amanda Harris
Garstang Dental
Referral Practice
c/o Dr Finlay Sutton
GCE Property Company
c/o S Kirkham and A Boulter
Kwik Kutz
c/o Mrs Gail Whitehead
Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club
c/o Mr Tom Ibison
Garstang Historical
c/o Mr Peter Burrell

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