Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

The commemoration is to acknowledge the huge time and effort Bill Turner spent on researching information about the regiment.

Mr Turner spent years working to preserve the memory of the Accrington Pals and even wrote a book about the heroes.

He died in 2007 aged 76 after being made an honorary freeman of Hyndburn.

The plaque will be put up in the Richardson Room at Accrington Library to reflect the huge amount of time he spent there.

His wife Ruth will also be present at the unveiling at 4.15pm on August 4 alongside dignitaries including other members of the Accrington Pals Working Group, library staff, the mayor Coun Musif Dad and his consort.

Mrs Turner, who is also a member of the Accrington Pals working group, said she was delighted her husband’s memory was being honoured.

She said: 'I’m so pleased and proud that Bill’s lifelong work of chronicling the history of the Accrington Pals and recognition for their bravery is to be marked in this way.

“It’s especially poignant that the plaque is installed on this day and in this year, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

“Also that it will be in Accrington Library, a place very close to Bill’s heart, as it’s where he spent so much time researching the Pals.”

Coun Dad added: “I am certainly looking forward to the unveiling.

“Any activity regarding the Pals and anybody who has worked on that project does us proud.

“Mr Turner was on of the people who has kept their memory alive and he needs to be commemorated. I think a plaque is a fitting tribute for him.”

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10:05pm Sat 26 Jul 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war.
Won't you lot ever let it drop.
Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war. Won't you lot ever let it drop. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -13

10:16pm Sat 26 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

A fitting tribute to the man who refused to let their sacrifice be forgotten and to all those who never came back.
A fitting tribute to the man who refused to let their sacrifice be forgotten and to all those who never came back. noddy57
  • Score: 8

10:44pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Noiticer says...

How many more memorials??
How many more memorials?? Noiticer
  • Score: -8

10:43am Sun 27 Jul 14

vicn1956 says...

I see the imbecile 2 for 5p rears his ugly head again using his right to free speech brave lads worth infinitely more than him gave their lives for.
I see the imbecile 2 for 5p rears his ugly head again using his right to free speech brave lads worth infinitely more than him gave their lives for. vicn1956
  • Score: 5

5:52pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war.
Won't you lot ever let it drop.
If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war. Won't you lot ever let it drop.[/p][/quote]If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Sun 27 Jul 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war.
Won't you lot ever let it drop.
If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour
Ooh touchy hey.
What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-)
By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war. Won't you lot ever let it drop.[/p][/quote]If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour[/p][/quote]Ooh touchy hey. What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-) By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war.
Won't you lot ever let it drop.
If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour
Ooh touchy hey.
What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-)
By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance
I doubt that the truth plays any part in your sick and deluded little world.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war. Won't you lot ever let it drop.[/p][/quote]If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour[/p][/quote]Ooh touchy hey. What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-) By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance[/p][/quote]I doubt that the truth plays any part in your sick and deluded little world. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 1

5:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ossyosssyossy says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war.
Won't you lot ever let it drop.
If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour
Ooh touchy hey.
What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-)
By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance
I'd like to meet the pr1ck with or without a baseball bat!
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Yawn.! Even more glorifying of the boss class war. Won't you lot ever let it drop.[/p][/quote]If I'm ever lucky to meet this piece of sub-human garbage, I just hope I have a baseball bat handy, so that I can beat out whatever he has that passes for brain. I'd be doing humanity a great favour[/p][/quote]Ooh touchy hey. What's wrong does the truth hurt does it. :-) By the way if we ever meet even with a baseball bat you wouldn't stand a chance[/p][/quote]I'd like to meet the pr1ck with or without a baseball bat! Ossyosssyossy
  • Score: 0

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