Ashville College lost a large number of boys during the First World War, and many of the names are commemorated in the Memorial Hall and on the Cenotaph – including those who fell at the Somme. Over the course of the four and half months of the Somme 29 Old Ashvillians died.
To commemorate this, the school is planning a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary. Briefly we intend to build a replica trench; create a piece of landscape art; hold a commemoration chapel service; invite in guest speakers; and encourage the scholars to undertake a piece of research into the Somme.
The Chapel Service will be a whole College Service and will take place on Thursday 17th November in the Sports Activity Hall.
If you plan to attend – please let the OA Office know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org -so we can make the necessary seating arrangements