1st Shankill Somme Association and guests go to the Somme in France 2018
The 1st Shankill Somme Association and invited guests went over to France to visit the Somme, the trip would take in some of the Military Graveyards where many of the 36th Ulster Division men are buried. The got to see first hand what trench life was like and the very spot where the famous Christmas truce took place when on a Christmas Day the British and Germans lay down their arms and walked into No-Mans land and had a game of football. This year was important to the association as it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War. You can see in the photos some of the places visited by the members.