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Nuneaton Museum’s Poppy Window tribute to mark the Battle of the Somme

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016

Fought between July and November 1916, the Battle of the Somme was one of the defining events of the First World War.

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery will be remembering the soldiers lost during the Battle of the Somme by lighting up its poppy window overnight.

A million lives were lost during the course of the five month long bloody battle, many of whom were from the Borough.

The museum is surrounded by many memorials to those lost in conflict and the poppies were originally installed in the window as part of the commemorations which marked the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “I am pleased that those men from the borough who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme will be commemorated by this small act of remembrance. 

“The last time the Poppy window’s lights were left on was to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and quite a number of people were moved to visit Riversley Park that night and remember those who were lost forever.”

If you would like to pay your respects visit the museum at Riversley Park, Coton Rd, Nuneaton on June 30.