CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, 1916

On 1st July 2016 there were moving national and local commemorations of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme in many parts of the UK, as well as the international commemorative ceremony at the magnificent Thiepval Memorial in Picardy, in the heart of the battle area. The overnight vigil in Westminster Abbey ended with two minutes’ silence at 7.30 am, the actual start of the battle.  The battle itself, which raged from 1st July to 18th November 1916, was Britain’s bloodiest battle – our worst ever military disaster.

Unfortunately, our Somme Centenary Tour planned for Saturday 17th September has now been cancelled, owing to lack of support.  We apologise profusely to those people who had signed up for the tour. 

PASSCHENDAELE CENTENARY TOUR TO FLANDERS FIELDS

A special Flanders Fields tour is planned for Spring 2017, to commemorate the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres that took place at Passchendaele.  This one-day tour will be open to adults and children aged over 12.  Email enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk if you would like more information.

Our very successful Somme Centenary Tour in April 2016 was reviewed in the Hastings Observer on 6th May – a big thank you to Malcolm Robinson for writing this.  Copies are available from our office.   Somme tour article

WW1 TOURS FOR SCHOOL PARTIES AND OTHER GROUPS

We provide fully-guided one-day tours for schools to Flanders Fields or to the Somme, visiting memorial sites, trenches and cemeteries, specially designed for both school parties and for adult groups and tailored to meet your specific requirements.  Our aim is to bring history to life by telling some of the human stories to illustrate the tragedies and triumphs of The Great War.  We offer:

  • A flexible itinerary that can be individually tailored to meet your needs
  • Special tours for school parties studying the history of World War One
  • An unforgettable experience for your students or group members.

For further information, a quotation and a sample itinerary, or to arrange for our Tour Director to visit you, email on enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk or telephone on 01424 775730.

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