On the afternoon of Sunday 3rd July 2016 Corporal Parsons delighted audiences. The sun was shining and the beauty of an English Sunday summer afternoon was enhanced by the abundance of khaki clad individuals.
Astley Hall in Lancashire was bathed in the notes of brass band music entwined by the strains of Corporal Parsons who was delivering recruitment and training presentations. Adults and children alike were delighted to be involved in the learning through activities presentations which were delivered to them.
The Pals in the Park open day at Astley Hall near Chorley Lancashire was the culmination of months of hard work by the Chorley Pals Memorial who were determined that the general public would commemorate the great sacrifices of the Battle of the Somme which began 100 years ago.