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025: Spring 1989

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026: Summer 1989

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2 July 1916 : L Cpl William Allen

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The third of six children of Robert Horace (a cotton carder) and Mary Allen.  At the time of the 1901 England Census living the widowed Horace and family were living at 19 Canning St, Accrington. William had an older sister Emma (1881), an older brother Thomas (1882) a machine fitter age 18, who emigrated to Boston in 1911, a younger sister Ali…


23 February : The Accrington Pals Annual Memorial Service

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11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) The East Lancashire Regiment ‘The Accrington Pals’  Annual Memorial Service The Accrington Pals Annual Memorial Service commemorates the events which took place 105 years ago, when the Accrington Pals Battalion held their Valedictory Service.  The Accrington Pals left their hometowns 23 February 1915, e…


The Accrington Pals’ ‘Dug-Out’ of Distinction – Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Wilmot Rickman

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On 16 October 1925, 51 year-old Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Wilmot Rickman had alighted from his car in the garage of his Coombe Bissett home when his clothing caught in the fly-wheel of the petrol engine which generated lighting for the house. His gardener freed him, but Rickman’s injuries were so extensive that he haemorrhaged to death on his lawn …