Somme Battlefields Tour

Somme Battlefields Tour

The Mayor of Havant has organised a three day visit to the Somme battlefields in France.

Councillor Faith Ponsonby and Mr Michael Ponsonby, Mayor and Mayor’s Consort of Havant, have arranged and paid for themselves to visit France to witness the battlefields where the Battle of Somme took place.

They would like to open the invite for others to join them on this moving journey, between Friday 31st March and Sunday 2nd April 2017.

During the trip a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Thiepval Memorial, as well as providing an opportunity to visit other places of interest in the surrounding area of the Somme battlefields.

Charles Haskell, founder of the WW1 Remembrance Centre currently located in Fort Widley, Portsmouth, will be leading the visit.

The cost is £225 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room (with a £67 supplement for single rooms) which includes breakfast. A small deposit will be required on booking, and the remaining balance will be due by 25th January 2017.

Places are limited to 40 people, so anyone who is interested or would like more information about this trip should contact Councillor Faith Ponsonby by email at

Posted on Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:41