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In 2014 the Society held a First World War Exhibition to mark 100 years since World War 1.  This was held on 18th and 19th October 2014. 

The Society have now made the topics from the boards available here for anyone interested in Earby and WW1.


War Memorial Boards


Other war memorials in close proximity to Earby are Salterforth, for which there is more information on Salterforth Parish Council's website and Thornton-in-Craven.  

Watch the video below about our exhibition and the WW1 Centenary.

Earby War Memorial

Earby War Memorial in its original form from the 1920's

For more information on the memorial names visit Cravens Part in the Great War.

The Great War of 1914 to 1919 is now virtually out of living memory, none of those who took part in the conflict are living to tell first hand the story.  However, memory can be and is handed down through the generations of the family.  We hear so often that serving service men did not want to recall the horrors they endured which is quite natural to expect.

On the other hand sometimes recollections have been passed from father to son and are still retained within the family memory.  Sometimes photographs, postcards, letters or even diaries of the period have survived.  Perhaps some souvenir or artefact has been retained.  

The Earby & District Local History Society want to tell of the effect that the First World War had on Earby and its people. 

Most people will have a family member who was swept up in the events 100 years ago.  Many wll have an ancestor who didn't return, what was the effect on the family left behind.


Although the exhibition commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I has taken place, the Society is still looking for material for the permanent WW1 archive which will be a lasting memorial to the people affected by the events 100 years or so ago.


The history of the battles and campaigns has been and will be well covered in the next few years and the Society would like to explore the more local aspects of the time. 

In October 2014 the Society was invited to contribute to the WW1 exhibition being staged in Marl in Germany.  The exhibition was hosted by the Marl History Workshop as part of a twin town event.  Pendle has been twinned with Marl in the Rheinland-Westfalia region of Germany for 20 years and tis was being celebrated in Marl.  The exhibition was one of several events being organised.

Marl is also twinned with several other towns and these also contributed to a European wide exhibition.  The Society was truly honoured to be representing Pendle as there were contributions from France, Hungary and Turkey. 
To view pictures in the gallery in full, click on the picture and it will open in a larger window.  You may then zoom in if you wish or enlarge to fill the whole screen.  Enjoy!

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