01 July 2023 14:00
A PUBLIC SCREENING
A 27-minute film
SATURDAY 1 July 2023 2.00pm
St Catherine's and St Paul's Church, Paul's Lane, Hoddesdon
Entrance is free
A film which traces some of the stories of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War and its links to the Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon has been creating interest on YouTube across Britain and in the USA.
In October 2022 local film maker John Forrest joined a group from Hoddesdon as they travelled to key places in the battle and visited graves of local people who had been killed. The trip was led by Jim Nicolson who frequently organises such visits.
The film will have a public screening on SATURDAY 1 July in Hoddesdon, coinciding with the 107th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. There will also be a chance to see a rose pruned as a memorial to a local hero.
Jim Nicolson commented. 'We are aware of enormous interest in this film. We hope that this special screening, which is open to everyone, may attract people who have family associations with the Battle.
We're always interested to make connections with them.’