Somme Commemoration Events

28 June

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


29th and 30th June

Somme 101 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 Oceanvillas Tea Room in Auchonvillers just before either 10.00am or 2.00pm for the respective tour.  Tours return to the Tea Room. ( Tours last for two hours.

Cost: 25 Euros per person payable on the day


1 July

Sunken Lane Event.

All welcome – booking beforehand is not necessary. Meet at the Sunken Lane at the Oceanvillas Tea Room in Auchonvillers at 7.00am or in the Sunken Lane at Beaumont at 7.15am for the annual commemorative event.. 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 (as above)

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

Showing of the film The Somme with narration on the evening of 1 July in the Conference Centre, Auchonvillers. Barbecue and concert to follow.