1916 - 2016 Somme Tribute
Commemorative Bench dedicated to the Women of Darwen and the Role they played in WW1
On a rainy Thursday, 7th July 2016 in the Western Cemetery, many gathered including some School Children from Ashleigh Primary School to unveil a Granite Bench placed on the edge of Section C near to the Cross of Sacrifice.
The bench has been donated by Darwen Townswomen Guild,
Crown Paints and Brent Stevensen Memorials.
The banch was unveiled by the High Sherrif of Lancaster.
The inscribed bench was unveiled on behalf of the Darwen
Townswomen's Guild to honour the women of the area who supported
soldiers during the Great War.
Around 1,300 soldiers from the town died in the war, but Cllr John East,
part of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery group, said "what is often
forgotten is the vital role women played".
If you want to see how the Pupils of Ashleigh Primary School made of the visit to the Cemetery, click on the link below
Asheleigh Primary School visit to Darwen Cemetery
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2nd Lieutenant Edward Deakin Ashton
FODC tribute to the Battle of the Somme.
2nd Lieutenant Edward Deakin Ashton who died serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the 1st July 1916, during the very first day of the Battle.
Bold Venture Park Scouts Pay a Tribute
On the 1st July Bold Venture Park Scouts commemorated the Centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme by visiting the grave of 2nd Lieutenant Edward Deakin Ashton who died during the battle on the very first Day.
For the Full story of 2nd Lieutenant Edward Deakin Ashton
Click on the Link Below
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