Saturday, 19 July 2014

"Darwen and its characters"

DARWEN Library is staging an exhibition of photos of church memorials to local lads who died in the Great War – more than 1,300 of them. There will be about 50 photos in the display which will run for over two months until early October.

The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, July 26, at a coffee morning in the Library (from 10am).

A glossy new book on "Darwen and its characters" by semi-retired local journalist Harold Heys will be launched at the same time. There will also be a sale of local memorabilia. Says John East, chairman of the Friends of Darwen Library: "It will be a busy morning. Anyone looking to buy a present for someone, especially a Darrener living abroad, will have a ball."

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