Somme Commemoration Events

28 June

Visit by St John’s School, Gravesend, Kent – Auchonvillers trench tour


29th and 30th June

Tours – In the Footsteps of Geoffrey Malins on 1 July 1916

10.00 am and 2.00pm on both the 29th and 30th of June. Meet at the Tea Room in Auchonvillers just before either 10.00am or 2.00pm for the respective tour.  Tours return to the Tea Room. (

Cost: 25 Euros per person.


1 July

Sunken Lane Event.

All welcome – booking beforehand is not necessary. Meet at the Sunken Lane at Beaumont at 7.20am or at the Tea Room in Auchonvillers at 7.00am. Talk includes rum ration, battlefield description, depiction of whistle blowing . Each tour member will be given an envelope containing details of a specific soldier involved in the 1 July 1916 offensive so they can follow the progress of this named soldier throughout the tour. Participants will walk to the Crater before the return to Auchonvillers.  Final walking tour at 2.00pm

Cost: 25 Euros per person. Payment on the day.

Film showing on the evening of 1 July – details tbc.