Thursday, 7 April 2016

Coming Soon ......... an exhibition in Southern Cemetery ........... remembering the Battle of the Somme

It will soon be the centenary of the Battle of the Somme which began on July 1st 1916 and lasted in to November of that year.

And to commemorate the event David Harrop is working on a new exhibition at Manchester’s Southern Cemetery.

Entitled For the Fallen the exhibition will include letters medals and memorabilia from the period.

David tells me that “he was inspired to name the display for the fallen from the famous poem by Laurence Binyon the son of a Lancaster vicar.

Southern Cemetery contains nearly 1300 war graves from the two world plus civilian casualties from the blitz.

Although there are no July 1st 1916 casualties buried in Southern there are numerous memorials commemorating lost loved ones that were lost on those fateful days a century ago.”

David wishes “to put on record his heartfelt thanks to the Manchester City Council bereavement services staff for allowing him to display his collection in such a wonderful place.”

Location; the Remembrance Lodge, Southern Cemetery

Picture; from the collection of David Harrop

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