Tag Archives: First World War

Remember the Battle of the Somme

The 1st July 1916 was a bright summer’s day in Picardy, N. France. At 7.30am the sun was well up. Suddenly whistles sounded. Soldiers rose from the trenches and the Battle of the Somme began. Sergeant R H Tawney serving … Continue reading

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A Christmas Truce

In his Christmas morning sermon Fr Ian read from a letter of a First World War soldier from Stockport, written shortly after Christmas Day 1914, and later published in the Stockport Advertiser: On Christmas Day when dawn broke it was … Continue reading

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