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Month: June 2014

June, A Wonderful Month on The Somme

Posted on 30th June 2014 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

June, A Wonderful Month on The Somme As this newsletter is published we will be taking part in the 1st July commemorations at Lochnagar Crater – beginning with a maroon being fired at 7.28am and a lone piper coming out of the mist as whistles blow…a time for remembrance and reflection of those events 98 years ago.

We will report on the commemorations in next month’s newsletter.

We have had a wonderful month here at no.fifty6 . We have had some lovely weather (as well as some heavy showers). The poppies are out and the birds are singing. Most of all, we continue to be blessed with some wonderful guests who we have had the privilege of getting to know over the month.

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Centenary Events by The Western Front Association - August 2014

Posted on 25th June 2014 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

Centenary Events by The Western Front Association - August 2014 As one of the first major national events to start the Centenary commemorations of 2014-2018, The Western Front Association will commemorate the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force to France. The commemoration is about remembering the physical movement to France of thousands of servicemen and horses with their associated equipment and all those who made the move possible. The deployment of August 1914 was carried out in two parts: the Ground Force and the first British deployment of an Air Force.

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