Service looks to honour the Somme fallen


A Stickney school is set to honour those who fell at The Somme with a commemoration event next week.

William Lovell Church of England Academy will be marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme as part of the nation’s remembrance.

It has answered the call of The Royal British Legion which is asking communities across the country to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Residents of Stickney and the surrounding areas are invited to take part in the event on Thursday, July 7, starting at 7:30pm.

Students and staff will perform ‘From Stickney to The Somme’ – a collection of songs, scenes, stories, letters and poems from World War 1.

Head of Remembrance at The Royal British Legion, The Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch KCVO, said: “This year we are asking communities to host or take part in events to commemorate those who fell at the Battle of the Somme, which has come to symbolise the tragic scale and futility of modern industrialised warfare.

“Their sacrifice, and that of communities across the country, is as relevant today as ever but in this centenary year we pay special tribute to their service.”

The Battle of the Somme took place from July 1 to November 18, 1916, and has come to symbolise the enormous losses and dreadful conditions of the First World War.

Tickets are priced at £5 adults and £3 concessions.

All proceeds will be donated to The Royal British Legion

For tickets contact the school or call the Finance Assistant on 01205 482401.