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'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

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‘A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the Church Times'. I once met an old lady in a parish in Sheffield who had been a schoolgirl in that city at the beginning of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. She remembered playing in the street with other children a few days later when the postman arrived and delivered letters …