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A walk of Remembrance down memory Lane

Thousands of people who were involved in the Battle of the Somme will be personally remembered in a project launched last week, as part of the national Somme commemorations on 1 July 2016.  The stories & sacrifices of the men & women who played their part in the Battle of the Somme will be remembered on individually designed ‘memory squares’, created by the public, uploaded to an online gallery, and then printed onto tiles to form the ‘Path of the Remembered’ which will be laid in Manchester on 1 July.

To take part, members of the public can visit www.somme100path.co.uk where they can see examples of memory squares and then design & upload their own.  They can be designed by hand or on a computer. The designs can be as artistic or as simple as people choose, and don’t necessarily have to have a personal connection. The website contains information and help with researching someone to commemorate.

5,000 online designs will be printed on to individual ceramic tiles and then laid as a path, forming part of a free concert taking place in Heaton Park on the evening of July 1.  FREE tickets for the evening concert at Heaton Park can be obtained by visiting: www.quaytickets.com/sommeheatonpark/Online/default

Researched Links:

DCMS:  Make your mark on the Path of the Remembered

A ‘sacrifice’ that must not be forgotten

If we ignore history we will forget its lessons

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