Battlefield visit for Ulverston town councillors

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Ulverston town councillors Dave, left, and Sharon Webster, visit the site of the Ulverston Street Trench on the Somme battlefield during their visit to the South Lakes town's twin town, Albert SUBMITTED
Ulverston town councillors Dave, left, and Sharon Webster, visit the site of the Ulverston Street Trench on the Somme battlefield during their visit to the South Lakes town's twin town, Albert SUBMITTED
17 July 2017 5:43PM

A BATTLEFIELD memorial was visited by two Ulverston councillors during a visit to a twinned French town.

There are long-established links between the towns of Ulverston and Albert, in northern France.

For decades, town representatives and schoolchildren have been crossing the channel to learn more about each other's cultures.

As the town carnival got into swing in Ulverston, town councillors Dave and Sharon Webster were enjoying the hospitality of Albert as they hosted their own carnival.

Just where is Albert? Find out here.

During their time in France, both councillors visited the memorial for the Ulverston Street Trench, where British Tommies fought and died during the Battle of the Somme, in 1916.

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