Experience Barnsley remembers the fallen in a series of events dedicated to the Somme

14th December 2016

Experience Barnsley remembers those brave soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Somme through a series of talks, workshops and events.

Taking place as part of the museums, Stories of the Somme exhibition, the events begin on Saturday, 1 October and will run through the entirety of the exhibition, until, Monday 20 November.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend moving talks such as Fight the Good Fight on Saturday, 1 October, with Author John Broom.  John will offer an alternative perspective on the battle discussing the importance of the Christian Faith to the soldiers who fought.

There will also be a fascinating talk by Paul Elmhirst on Saturday, 15 October.  The Family Budget, looks at a series of letters written by the Elmhirst brothers and younger sister from various locations around the world.  They capture the contradictory emotions and thoughts of young people caught in the momentous event.

As well as talks there will be a family history surgery taking place on Wednesday, 19 October. Here visitors to the Archives and Discovery Centre can find out more about ancestors who may have fought in the battle of the Somme.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “The Stories of the Somme exhibition is a moving tribute to the soldiers who fought in the terrifying battle.  It has been visited by hundreds of people who have been touched by the emotional stories of the local men and boys who were there on the front line.  The events taking place as part of the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about how it the battle effected the lives of local people.”

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Experience Barnsley remembers the fallen in a series of events dedicated to the Somme