“Tell them of us; Wycombe and Somme”

Wycombe Abbey is working with John Hampden Grammar School and Flackwell Local Area History Group to investigate how one of the bloodiest battles in human history impacted the town. The many burials and memorials in Wycombe's cemetery show how the battle was the first significant loss of life for the ordinary men in the town who had answered Kitchener's call.

Supported by Wycombe District Council and Wycombe Museum, students will work with local historians to research some of these men and their families and then present the stories to members of the public in a costumed tour of the cemetery. The tours will be held on Sunday 3 July, 100 years after the battle began.