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Shoppers enjoy military trip down memory lane
NOSTALGIC photographs of soldiers from Widnes and Runcorn brought shoppers down memory lane.
Lancashire Regimental veterans staged an exhibition of images at the Tesco Extra store in Widnes.
The pictures captured soldiers from the First World War to the conflict in Afghanistan.
Matthew Davison, Tesco’s grocery customer assistant, from Runcorn, remembered his grandad talking about his time in the army.
He said: “It certainly brought back many memories to see the old photos. Customers said they were delighted to receive a nice red rose sticker after visiting the stand.”
Veterans formed the Hindley Friendly Loyals in 2009, when Lance Corporal Malcolm Vickers found some old photos from the early 60s in a kit bag in his attic.
Soldiers from the Lancashire Regiment are commemorated at both cenotaphs in Widnes and Runcorn.
Veterans are keen to take their photo boards to any community events to help people find out more about their Lancashire loved ones’ military past.
They are also on the hunt for any pictures that people may wish to share with them.
For further details, call Cpl Harold Hartley on 01204 451548.
Eva Pugh-Jones, aged six, and her sister, Grace, from Weates Close in Widnes