Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Commemorations in Thiepval & Manchester

Date of Event: 01 July 2016
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The start of Battle of the Somme will be remembered on July 1st 2016 with an Anglo-French service at the Thiepval Memorial, and a day of UK national commemorative events in Manchester.

Entry to the Thiepval ceremony in France is by ticket only - the ballot closed on November 18th 2015 and those who were successful have been notified.

Read more about the Manchester programme of commemorations here in Centenary News and on the Manchester City Council website

There will also be a programme of overnight vigils in the UK on June 30th.

Source: UK Government (Department for Culture, Media & Sport)




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