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Remembered Today:

Birmingham Lord Mayor Somme visit

Terry Carter

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Over the next two days the Lord Mayor of Birmingham will be meeting up with the Mayor of Albert to discuss renewing links that were established after WW1. With a view of various commemorations over 100 Anniversary period.

He will also be laying a wreath at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery and Thiepval Memorial and visiting the area the Birmingham Pals attacked on 22 July 1916



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I seem to remember a road at the side of the Basilica I think, being the Rue de Birmingham, in honour of the immediate post war link and was there a school funded by Birmingham as well? Renewal of the old link would be nice although I think the towns are no longer officially "twinned"? Any one know any other psot war links / SG

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