Video: Padiham’s 10th annual Archive Exhibition

More than 500 people turned out to find out more about Padiham’s heritage at the town’s 10th annual archive exhibition.

Crowds of people from Padiham and much further afield packed the town hall over two days to view photographs, school displays, films and other memorabilia showing key points in history.

Bob and Ann Clark take a look at the special World War 1 section at the Padiham archive exhibition.

Bob and Ann Clark take a look at the special World War 1 section at the Padiham archive exhibition.

So popular was the exhibition that a third day saw 200 children from the town’s four primary schools attend for their own special viewing.

Much emphasis this year was placed on the 100th anniversary of the First World War, with a special centrepiece containing information on the 320 Padiham soldiers who gave their lives.

There was also a special feature on Huntroyde Hall, which was a military hospital during the conflict.

Mr Bob Clark, from Padiham Archive Group, who organised the exhibition with his wife Ann, said: “It was absolutely tremendous. I’d like to thank all the volunteers and I must thank the people of Padiham because it’s their family treasures that they have donated to use for the archive collection.”