Battle of the Somme soldiers remembered in exhibition at Royston’s parish church

Pam Wright at the Battle of the Somme Display at Royston's parish church. Picture: Clive Porter

Pam Wright at the Battle of the Somme Display at Royston's parish church. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

A temporary display on the Battle of the Somme has gone up at Royston’s parish church.

Museum assistant Jenny Benton and Phil Smith at the exhibition. Picture: Clive Porter

Museum assistant Jenny Benton and Phil Smith at the exhibition. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

It was organised by Pam Wright and Yolanda Hayes of What Royston Did and Royston Museum.

“The display at St John The Baptist Parish Church focuses on a selection of men from Royston and its surrounding villages who fought at the Somme,” said Yolanda.

“It’s important to show what happened to these soldiers.”

Museum Assistant Jenny Benton added: “I think the final display looks great, it’s so nice to see everyone’s hard work realised and hopefully we will get good feedback from visitors.”

Pam Wright and Yolanda Hayes. Picture: Clive Porter

Pam Wright and Yolanda Hayes. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter


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Among the men who fought was Private William Pigg, whose letters regularly appeared in the Crow during the 1914 to 1916 conflict.

An interview he gave in August 1915 recounted his regiment’s actions under the title The Stirring Deeds of the Bedfords.

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This text along with the rest of the display will be at the exhibition which started yesterday and runs until Sunday, November 20.

For more please send an email to assistant@roystonmuseum.org.uk or call 01763 242587.

The display has pictures and written accounts of those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Pic

The display has pictures and written accounts of those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

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