Friday 20 April 2012

Return to France

Following last year’s successful trip to France and Flanders to visit the graves of the nine Bradford City players killed in the Great War, we are returning to France again this year to follow in the footsteps of the Bradford Pals. We are leaving Bradford on 31 May returning on 3 June.

This year our itinerary is:

Thursday 31 May

Bradford Interchange 10.22
Lille 17.26

Night in Lille

Friday 1 June

Lochnagar Crater

Thiepval/Mill Road Cemetery

Auchonvillers (lunch)

Newfoundland Park Memorial

Serre No.1 Cemetery/Euston Road Cemetery/Sheffield Memorial Park

Bus les Artois (where the two Pals shot for desertion drank the night they disappeared). The bar is being specially opened for us.

Night in Albert

Saturday 2 June

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Harry Ruck, Bradford Northern RLFC


Shiot at dawn Bradford Pals
Herbert Crimmins and Arthur Wild.

Lestrem/Le Paradis

The village of Lestrem where the Pals were executed is the final resting place of 97 British soldiers from 1940 who were massacred by the SS.

Night at Lille

Sunday 3 June

Lille 13.34
Bradford Interchange 18.36

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