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In a year’s time we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Two websites, somme2016.org and somme-battlefields.com, have been officially chosen to provide all the information needed for visiting the Somme Battlefields in 2016.
 

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On the 2Oth June 2015, the first stone of the new extension to the Thiepval Visitor Centre was laid. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battles of the Somme, the Somme Departmental Council wishes to improve the already excellent facilities provided in the centre, and create new exhibition areas devoted to the battles of the Somme and the Missing from every nationality
 

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On the 1st July every year, at the very time that the Battle of the Somme began, a very moving service of remembrance is held at the Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle. The service is ogganised by Richard Dunning and the Friends of Lochnagar and for the 100th anniversary, places will be restricted to 5000.

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