GALLERY: Goldthorpe children commemorate Somme centenary

CHILDREN from Goldthorpe school joined in the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Pupils from Hill and Gooseacre Primary Academies in Goldthorpe gathered at Thurnscoe Park on Thursday and read out the names of the 26 local men who lost their lives at the Battle, which began on July 1, 1916.

Thurnscoe History Group and the local branch of the Royal British Legion organised the short service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the bloody battle.

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The local history group has also created a display commemorating the Somme at Thurnscoe Library, which will be on show until July 29.

Art group Right up Our Street is holding screenings of The Battle of the Somme, the original 1916 documentary that shook the world, at Mexborough, Balby and other locations from July 12 until November and a new exhibition, From Don to Somme: The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at War, is now open at the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum in Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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