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Posted on Monday 28th July

On 4 August, 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, a plaque will be unveiled to the late William 'Bill' Turner – a well known Accrington Pals historian – in recognition of the huge amount of time and effort Mr Turner put into his research about the regiment.

The plaque will be put up in the Richardson Room at Accrington Library, where Mr Turner spent a great deal of time, working to preserve the memory of the Accrington Pals, and carrying out research for his book on the subject, Accrington Pals.

The author's widow, Mrs Ruth Turner, who is also a member of the Accrington Pals working group, told the Lancashire Telegraph:

'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.'

The unveiling ceremony will be held at 4.15pm on Monday, 4 August. It will be attended by Mrs Turner, along with dignitaries including members of the Accrington Pals Working Group, library staff and the mayor Coun Musif Dad.

Further Reading

Accrington Pals

Only £17.95

Accrington Pals

(Paperback - 256 pages)
by William Turner

Accrington Pals is being re-released due to popular demand after being out of stock for sometime. The first book to be published in the now highly acclaimed Pals series. The Accrington Pals were the most famous of all the battalions, based upon research in local and national archives, and interviews with the battalion's handful of survivors, their many relations and descendants, it contains a great number of hitherto-unpublished eye-witnessed accounts and photographs. Accrington Pals will… Read more...


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