Diary Note 2: Remembering the sacrifices on the Somme

Chatting the Rev Derek Browning at the Lightwater Fete, he mentioned an upcoming service to mark the Battle of the Somme in WW1. What a splendid idea. I imagine nearly all families in the country have been affected, in some way, by the sacrifices in the Battle of the Somme, which began on July 1st, 1916.

Here’s what the Rev Derek plans for the commemoration,

Serre No.2 Stone of RemembranceOn Sunday 3rd July we shall be holding a commemorative event to honour all those who died in the battle of the Somme which commenced on 1st July 1916.

It will begin with a short service in All Saint’s Church Lightwater at 3.00 pm we shall then walk up to the war memorial for an act of remembrance where all the names of those who died at the Somme offensive from the three villages of Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham  will be read out. Following  the last post and a minutes silence a wreath or wreaths will be laid. We shall then all return to the hall for a cuppa.

All are welcome so please do come along to honour those who lost their lives in this horrific offensive.

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