Remembering the Lancashire Fusiliers at Gallipoli readings in Bury and Rochdale
Poets will be commemorating the losses suffered by the Lancashire Fusiliers and all the deaths at Gallipoli on the centenary of the first world war campaign on 25 April with readings in Rochdale central library and in the Fusiliers Museum in Bury. The Fusiliers gained six VCs before breakfast as a result of their actions on 25 April 1915.
Organiser Eileen Earnshaw said: “Men from Rochdale, Todmorden, Heywood and Middleton and the whole of the Greater Manchester area were killed there. This is an event that includes all the creative writing groups across Rochdale and the surrounding areas. Anyone can submit a piece of creative writing for inclusion.”
There will be poetry, music and dance at Bury’s Fusiliers Museum from 10am-12pm, and at Rochdale library from 2-3.30pm. Entry is free. A number of poems commemorating Gallipoli and the first world war have been assembled here