Pershore Library commemorates local tragedy of the Somme

PLS Published Monday, 25th July 2016

As a part of the countywide Worcestershire World War 100 project, Pershore Library has worked in conjunction with year 8 students from Pershore High School.

The students researched the life of a soldier from Pershore named Charles Twigg who died in the Battle of the Somme on July 23 1916. Their visit to Pershore Library took place 100 years to the day since his death.

Compiling the information they found, the children created and presented a small biography on Charles Twigg's life and the role he played in the Battle.

Using this research the children composed letters to Charles from themselves or acting as members of his family and poems commemorating the Battle of the Somme.

Their work will now form part of an exhibition at Pershore Library that will end on 31 July.

Emma Powell, Pershore Library Manager said: "This has been a wonderful project, the students involved have created some moving and inspiring work from their research surrounding Charles Twigg, a soldier from Pershore who died in the Battle of the Somme on 23 July 1916. To launch this exhibition 100 years to the day since Charles Twigg lost his life has given us an opportunity to pay tribute to this brave man. I would encourage everyone to come to the library and view this exhibition which will end on 31 July."