The Somme memorial service

On the morning, at the same time as the battle began, we gathered at school to mark the Battle of the Somme.  The people present lined up and were asked to walk forwards and some stopped at ten yards.  Others moved forward and at various distances from the start - the trenches - stopped as they represented the percentage of soldiers killed at that distance.  One hundred yards from the start, only a few people stood there, bringing home to us just how many died in such a small distance.

The Last Post was played by Mrs Keeler and Sid Brown.