Somme Commemoration Service: 17th November 2016

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 -so we can make the necessary seating arrangements

Information Update

We are attempting to improve our current database of information on old Ashvillians in the hope that we can put it to better use in future to help both past and present students.

It would be really useful if you could fill in this quick online form with your current details (even if you think we have them).

Many thanks.


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