Book charting the impact of WW1 on town

Author Stephanie Carter with her new book 'Earby in the First World War' at the book lauch with Bob Abel, Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Smith Benson and Peter Thompson from the Barnoldswick War Memorial Group.
Author Stephanie Carter with her new book 'Earby in the First World War' at the book lauch with Bob Abel, Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Smith Benson and Peter Thompson from the Barnoldswick War Memorial Group.
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A new First World War book charting the impact of the four-year conflict on Earby was launched at the weekend.

More than 50 people packed into New Road Community Centre to get their hands on a copy of the 120-page book entitled “Earby in the First World War” in which author Stephanie Carter examines the effects of that momentous episode in history.

Using letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, photographs and family memories, she has documented the story of the effect on Earby and its people as part of a £6,100 Heritage Lottery Fund project run by the Earby and District History Society to commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Special guests on the day were Peter Thompson from the Barnoldswick War Memorial Group and the Mayor of Pendle Coun. Smith Benson.

Chairman of the Earby and District History Society, Bob Abel said: “It was a very successful launch. We were all pleased to see so many people there.”

The book is priced at £8 and is available from Mr Abel on 843850 or by emailing info@earbyhistory.co.uk, the Earby Mining Museum or Barnoldswick Library.

Next up for the history group is a large war memorabilia exhibition on the weekend of October 18th and 19th.