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June News From No.fifty6 - Pilgrimages, Heatwaves, Renovations and Animals

Posted on 30th June 2017 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

June News From No.fifty6 - Pilgrimages, Heatwaves, Renovations and Animals As you read this, the commemorations which mark the 101st year since the commencement of the Battle of The Somme will be taking place. Today ceremonies will be held across the Somme from Lochnagar to Fricourt German Cemetery and many other locations across the Somme. We will take a moment of quiet reflection to think about the events here 101 years ago and the shadow those events still cast all these years later.

June has been hot – heatwave time and the fields are dry and bronzed. The farmers shake their heads at the lack of rain (unusual here) and irrigation pipes are springing up across the fields. As always the different weather brings a different beauty to the beautiful part of France we are lucky enough to call home.

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