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CUR­RENTLY in the sec­ond year of the cen­te­nary to mark 100 years since the First World War, Sal­ford has a pro­gramme of events and ac­tiv­i­ties to com­mem­o­rate the war, en­ti­tled ‘Sal­ford Re­mem­bers’, which runs un­til Novem­ber, 2018.

This week­end marks the an­niver­sary of the Battle of Gal­lipoli, a cam­paign of World War One that took place on the Gal­lipoli penin­sula be­tween April 25, 1915 and Jan­uary 9, 1916. One par­tic­u­lar Sal­ford sol­dier from Ord­sall, named Billy Unsworth was killed on Au­gust 21, 1915, at Gal­lipoli, along with hun­dreds of his pals, many from Sal­ford.

Billy (Wil­liam) Unsworth’s body was never found. How­ever, he is re­mem­bered on the Helles Me­mo­rial (Gal­lipoli) and lo­cally his name can be seen on a me­mo­rial which still stands in St Cle­ment’s Church, Ord­sall. There are many ways to be part of our World War One Cen­te­nary com­mem­o­ra­tions.

You may sim­ply want to visit an ex­hi­bi­tion or per­haps you are look­ing to host your own World War One event. Sal­ford Re­mem­bers can sup­port, pro­mote and en­cour­age com­mem­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­ity across Sal­ford and also aims to link groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions to­gether and sign­post them to ap­pro­pri­ate sources of in­for­ma­tion and fund­ing.

If you are a com­mu­nity group in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing com­mem­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­ity, please do not hes­i­tate to get in touch via the fol­low­ing chan­nels; email Jen­nifer.do­herty@scll. co.uk or tele­phone 0161 778 0801. For more in­for­ma­tion about our com­mem­o­ra­tion pro­gramme visit http:// ww1.sal­ford.gov.uk or fol­low us on twit­ter @sal­fordww1 us­ing the hash­tag #Sal­for­dremem­bers.

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