Archive for August, 2016

Battle of the Somme Commemoration Event

Our volunteers and service users at Wai Yin’s Welcome Centre, on Cheetham Hill, recently took part in the national commemoration event in Manchester, Bignor Street Park on 1 July 2016,  of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.   It was a  touching, and well-organised event. And multi-cultural in the context of commemorating WW1. For example, the many casualties included those of the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC),  the contingents recruited by the British government to support our frontline troops. People felt it was a privilege to take part, and it brought the community together.