The Battle of the Somme
Tells the story of one of the bloodiest military battles of history.
Until 1 October 2016 (historic exhibition)
185 men of South Tyneside were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 1 July 1916. More were to perish as the bloody battle dragged on until 1 November that year.
This exhibition tells the story of one of the bloodiest military battles of history, with a particular emphasis on the local men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Guest-curated by First World War historian Peter Hoy, who has toiled for years to compile a database containing over 7,000 of South Tyneside’s Great War participants, the exhibition will feature haunting photographs of many of the Somme’s local victims.