Sam’s friends wrote his obituary notice: “Departed this life through the effects of gas poisoning received whilst on active service in the Great War. Yes Sam, war is always a curse.”
Sam died in December 1919 and his medals were sent to his mum a month later. His medals were given to Towneley Hall museum and the curator immediately thought, because of their pristine condition, they had never been handled.
Towneley Hall Museum,
Burnley BB11 3RQ
Adults: £5 for a 12-month pass
Children (17 and under): FREE
Students with valid ID: FREE
Following government advice to restrict social contact due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to close Towneley Hall Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum from 5pm on Thursday 19th March until further notice.
The safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and our local community is paramount.
Follow our Towneley Hall Facebook page for further updates and ways to explore the heritage of the local area while we are closed at this time.
Public toilets facilities at Towneley Hall are also closed.
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