The Battle of the Somme began on 1st July 1916. It is considered the most tragic day in British military history: almost 20,000 soldiers were killed and some 40,000 wounded on that single day.
Nationwide there will be services and vigils of remembrance on.
We shall hold a short memorial gathering, open to all, in Bielby churchyard on(22.00), just as in 2014 we observed the 100th anniversary of World War I's outbreak.
St Giles's PCC