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Lanterns of Remembrance

Lanterns of Remembrance

Thursday 30 June 2016 - 00:00

During the commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the Albert Trench Museum is organising a parade composed of 1916 people, accompanied by 100 pipers, on 30 June 2016.

Organised in partnership with the Town of Albert and the Poppy Country District Council.

9pm: 1916 people wearing a red top and accompanied by 100 pipers, will leave from l’Esplanade de la Solidaire (station) carrying a torch. They will then head to the Place d'Armes (basilica), pass through the tunnels of the museum before arriving at Place Emile Leturcq.

10.30pm to 12am – Concert. Lanterns sent into the sky in remembrance of the soldiers.

If you would like to join the procession, register by clicking on the image below!

Inscription Lanternes du Souvenir

Somme Trench Museum
+ 00 (0)3 22 75 16 17
Venue of event: 
Musée Somme 1916
Rue Anicet Godin
80300 ALBERT