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Paper marks Royal Wedding with special screening

A weekly newspaper joined forces with a local theatre for a special screening of the Royal Wedding for older readers in the area.

The Chorley and Leyland Guardian decided to mark the wedding by arranging a public screening of the occasion at Chorley Little Theatre to ensure elderly residents in the town did not have to watch the event on their own.

Around 100 people attended the screening and were given free souvenirs that a local cash and carry had donated, including trays, pendants, teaspoons and tea pots featuring the happy couple.

The paper also produced an eight-page supplement, pictured below, which included photos of street parties submitted by readers.

Editor Chris Maguire said: “Chief reporter Natalie Banks came up with the idea because we didn’t want older readers having to watch the big event on their own.
“We joined forces with Age Concern Lancashire and Chorley Little Theatre and had a terrific day.
“Reporters Charlotte Wareing and Rob Kelly went down on the day and it was a right Royal knees-up.”

He added he intended to send a copy of the supplement to the Royal couple.


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  • May 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Great initiative, well thought up and well delivered. Chorley is lucky to have such an on-the-ball weekly.

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