News of Bowland

Youth Tribute

The activities of our Youth group have received a mention on The BBC News Lancashire site. The article may be seen here

Memorial Boulder

We visited Kemple End Quarry mid January to look at a variety of large boulders for our Memorial at Langden Brook. The stonemasons now need to measure exactly the size of the lettering to ensure the correct boulder is chosen. This boulder could well be nearly three ton in weight.  It didn't help with the weather being so bad and not able to view the full number of stones in the quarry for safety reasons. We shall return when the weather is better and more exact details are sorted.

February 2014.

Clitheroe Advertiser Thursday 28th November 2013

The Clitheroe Advertiser printed a very good article launching our project on Thursday 28th November on page 10

Titled " Memorial project will remember fallen airmen". Youth forum members new historical project.

In this article they printed our thanks at this stage to the following. United Utilities, the Forest of Bowland AONB, Lord Clitheroe, the Hon T. Assheton, the North West Sound Archives, CVS, Lancashire Library, Heritage and Countryside Services, Natural England, the Royal Air Force, plus aviation experts Nick Wotherspoon and Mark Gaskell.

25 airmen were mentioned again along with some of the planes and another request for people to come forward with any information. An invite was also extended to other young people to come forward.Thanks again given to the Heritage Lottery having funded this project to the sum of £28,000.The main emphasis being on the main Memorial at Langden Brook in the heart of the Forest of Bowland and five smaller memorial stones around the Ribble Valley nearer to the areas the planes crashed and the pilots died.

Art project materials handed out for this project

North West Sound Archives 13th November 2013

Part of our new project October 2013. This is continuance of our 'We Shall Remember Them' project regarding the airmen killed in the Forest of Bowland during World War Two.

Andrew from North West Sound Archives

Thomas Rock Stonemasons Saturday 16th November 2013

Two of our memorial sub group Bailey and Liam met Michael and Brett from Thomas Rock Stonemasons of Clitheroe on Saturday 16th November 2013. We intend to site a main memorial at Langden Brook and five smaller remembrance stones around the Forest of Bowland for those airmen killed during World War Two.

Michael with Liam and Bailey


Clitheroe Library Research Training November 2013

Several of our members attended a training research session at the Clitheroe Library on Tuesday 19th November. We appreciate the time given by Fiona. This is for the start of our 'We Shall Remember Them' project regarding the airmen killed in the Forest of Bowland during World War Two.

Fiona showing the youth members the library system

Remembrance Services November 10th 2013

Members who attended the serviceSeveral of our members having placed our wreath

            Members who attended the service                         Several of our members having placed our wreath

Our wreath amongst other wreaths placed today

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