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Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: Englefield Charitable Trust
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Shaw House, Newbury

Voices from the Somme

 

Tuesday 10th May, Shaw House, Shaw RG14 2DR
3.00pm (ends approx 4.30pm)
£12 lecture
£18 lecture with tea and cake

 

 

 

 

Andrew Spooner presenter

 

For many people, the Battle of the Somme symbolised the horrors of the First World War, having a marked effect on overall casualty figures and epitomising the struggle of trench warfare.

 

In this the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, personal diaries, letters, poetry and historical artefacts from those who experienced the war first hand are brought to life under the custodianship of historian Andrew Spooner as with words and images he immerses his audience in a landscape that still bears the scars of war.

 

 

 

 

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