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School children join in on Battle of Somme Remembrance Service

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 03, 2014

  • This picture and below, children and veterans at the base of the Nicholson War Memorial.

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School children were part of a congregation which remembered seven fallen soldiers.

The short outdoor service to commemorate the Battle of The Somme was held at the foot of the Nicholson War Memorial in Leek yesterday, Tuesday, July 1, at 11am.

Members of the Royal British Legion were joined by members of the public and children from Churnet View Middle School.

Geoff Robinson BEM, who led the service, said: "It is important to keep the tradition going and it was so marvellous to see the schoolchildren here today all dressed up in war-style clothes and interested."

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Pupil Kaitlyn Smith, aged 11, said: "I think it is important to remember because lots of people died during the wars."

Fellow student Millie Beardmore, aged 11,said: "I really enjoyed taking part in the service this morning. I liked when the men saluted."

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