The Somme Remembered at Daventry Museum

On Saturday 2nd July Daventry Museum held a special, commemorative event marking the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

The day began with the Mayor, Cllr Glenda Simmonds, leading the Act of Remembrance, followed by a recital of poems, reflecting on the lives and sacrifices made by brave men and women in one of the bloodiest battles in British military history.

Display to remember the Somme at Daventry Museum
Members of the public delivering tributes

Members of the public shared their thoughts and made very moving tributes those who gave their lives.

Displays included delicate silk postcards sent from the Front and a very moving display on the lives and sacrifices made by soldiers, from Daventry, who died during the Battle of the Somme.

Display to remember the Somme at Daventry Museum
Display to remember the Somme at Daventry Museum
Man performing period songs

The event was extremely popular, and concluded with songs from the period, played on Reginald Foort’s piano, to bring back memories of those who gave their tomorrow for our today.

Volunteers singing period songs

The museum would like to thank all volunteers involved in marking the centenary of the Somme, including exhibitors Roger Money, Gerry Thompson, Geoff Grainger and Mike Hill.

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