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When I went to the little museum next to Thiepval I bought a DVD that touched on the "Pals" regiments - its actually the film that runs on a loop at the museum.

On the commentary they mention that in Salford they remember the 1st day of the Somme as "Thiepval Day" - I never knew this so contacted the local history library and salford history society, both of them were flummoxed.

Does anyone have an idea about "Thiepval day" in Salford?

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It was mentioned in the "Salford Reporter" on 26 June 1920. A memorial service was due to be held on 1 July at Sacred Trinity Church, and the paper used the title then. Whether it was already known as Thiepval Day in Salford, not sure.

Source - the excellent "Salford 1914-1920" by Roy Bullock, published by Salford Local History Library.

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It was mentioned in the "Salford Reporter" on 26 June 1920. A memorial service was due to be held on 1 July at Sacred Trinity Church, and the paper used the title then. Whether it was already known as Thiepval Day in Salford, not sure.

Thanks. But the DVD does kinda imply it was celebrated (if thats the right word) for years

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The 1920 article expresses the hope that it would be, so presumably it was ...

Personally, being a Salford lad as my moniker suggests its a cracking idea and its a shamed if it stopped soon after the 1920 suggestion.

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Unless, of course, Thiepval Day was the oddly-named son of Mr & Mrs Day, of Salford ...

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Not as mad ae you might think

Name: Eric Thiepval Durrant

Birth: 7 May 1918

Death: Nov 1989 - North Walsham, Norfolk

Name: Muriel Thiepval Duxbury

Birth: 21 Aug 1916

Death: Nov 2004 - Colchester, Essex

Name: Thiepval Annie Fisher

Birth: 12 Dec 1925

Death: Mar 1989 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire

England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005

Name: Ethel Thiepval Given

Birth: 18 Sep 1916

Death: May 1984 - Warwick and Leamington, Warwickshire

Name: Irene Thiepval Kelk

Birth: 24 Oct 1916

Death: Nov 1995 - Chorley, Lancashire

Name: William Thiepval McGrath

Birth: 27 Nov 1926

Death: Mar 2000 - Coventry, Warwickshire

England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005

Birth, Marriage & Death

Name: Mary Thiepval Parry

Birth: 22 Oct 1917

Death: Dec 2000 - Salford, Lancashire

England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005

Birth, Marriage & Death

Name: Arthur Thiepval Potter

Birth: 15 Sep 1916

Death: May 1994 - Leeds, Yorkshire

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