YOUNGSTERS are being given the chance to win a rare copy of a German map of Accrington from World War II.

Amazing Accrington, organisers of the 2022 Accrington Food Festival and D-Day Commemorations, has launched the competition to win the item.

As part of those D-Day Commemorations, the D-Day trail competition, sponsored by Accrington and Rossendale College, will see children aged under 12 from 36 primary schools invited into Accrington town centre on Saturday, June 11, with the task of visiting nine shops before 12pm, collecting stamps along the way.

When all nine shops have been visited, the participants must visit the Spitfire static display outside Accrington Market Hall for their final stamp and collect their copy of the original German map of Accrington from WW2.

The map gives a glimpse into how the town was laid out 80 years ago and shows young people how it has changed in that time, as well as providing an educational insight into the Second World War and its impact in the area.

Chair of Amazing Accrington, Murray Dawson, said: "We are delighted to be able to provide the young people of Hyndburn with a little bit of history for them to keep and cherish.

"With only 100 of the rare maps available, we recommend getting down to Accrington early on June 11 to avoid disappointment.

"We would also like to say a massive thank you to Accrington and Rossendale College for sponsoring the competition, and to all the shops who are involved in the trail, which we hope will encourage more people to shop local."