8th Dec, 2016

Telling a soldier's tale

Aaron Wise 31st Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS from Pershore High School have teamed up with the town’s library to create an exhibition to commemorate a soldier who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme.

As a part of the countywide ‘Worcestershire World War 100’ project, Pershore Library has worked in conjunction with Year 8 students from the Station Road school to research the life of Pershore soldier Charles Twigg, who died in the First World War battle on July 23, 1916.

Compiling the information they found, the children created and presented a small biography on Mr Twigg’s life and the role he played in the bloody battle.

Using this research, the pupils then composed letters to Mr Twigg from themselves and write poems commemorating the battle.

Emma Powell, Pershore Library manager said: “To have launched the exhibition 100 years to the day since Charles Twigg lost his life gave us an opportunity to pay tribute to the brave man.

Call the library on 01905 822722 or e-mail pershorelib@worcestershire.gov.uk for more information.