Tell Them of Us: Wycombe and the Somme

On Sunday 3 July a number of our UIV and LV historians gave costumed tours of High Wycombe's Cemetery to members of the public. This was part of the "Tell Them of Us: Wycombe and the Somme" event, organised by local historian Sally Scagell, and carried out in conjunction with Wycombe Museum.

The tours commemorated those involved in the Battle of the Somme which started on 1 July 1916 - 100 years ago. Since Christmas these girls have been working alongside the boys of John Hampden Grammar School to research the lives (and often tragic deaths) of a number of local soldiers and civilians linked to the battle. The girls did themselves incredibly proud, and the tours proved to be very popular. Videos of each speech can be found here.

Mr George