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AERIAL VIEW JULY 2009 A


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When ?    
7:28 am 1st July 1916 the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  
La Boisselle, near Albert, on the Somme, France.
  
34th Division - 101st Brigade, 102nd Brigade (The Tyneside Scottish), 103rd Brigade (The Tyneside Irish).
  
Royal Engineers dug a mine and detonated 27 tons of high explosive in two chambers.
  
A massive crater opened up. The British soldiers marched in a straight line towards the German trenches and more than 6,000 were killed.
  
The aim was to tunnel towards and under the German trenches and explode mines under them.
  
A very large crater, many thousands killed, some advances gaining ground from the Germans.


THE LOCHNAGAR CRATER PRIZE


'Impressions of Lochnagar Crater'

An annual competition for young people aged between 10-17 yrs designed to
encourage interest in this unique Great War Memorial.

Entries for the £200 award can be in any medium
including Art, Prose, Poetry, Photography or Music.

This Prize is sponsored by Mike and Frances Speakman in memory of their daughter Angela.

The prize of 200 will be divided equally between winners of the two age groups, 10 - 13 years and 14 - 17 years.

Please contact us through this e-mail address
on how to submit your entries to the competition which must be sent to us
The cut off date for receiving entries for 2018 will be October 1st.

Mike And Frances Speakman
Mike And Frances Speakman


The winners of the 2016 'IMPRESSIONS OF LOCHNAGAR CRATER' prize are:


10 - 13 Years


Aalish Watts winner.
Click this link to see her entry.
Castle Rushen High School
Castletown
Isle of Man


Ophelia Watts runner up
Click this link to see her entry.
Castle Rushen High School
Castletown
Isle of Man


Joint third prizes to

Cian Kirke
Click this link to see his entry.
Market Harborough C of E Academy
Fairfield Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire


and

Tabitha Iliffe
Click this link to see her entry.
Market Harborough C of E Academy
Fairfield Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire




14 - 17 Years

All five prizewinners are from Manor House School
Manor House Lane
Little Bookham
Surrey


Olivia Ballard winner.
Click this link to see her entry.

Caitlin Willis runner up
Click this link to see his entry.

Orla Jackson third
Click this link to see his entry.

Bella Jacob highly commended
Click this link to see his entry.

Candice Holloway highly commended
Click this link to see his entry.



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