Path of the Remembered
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Battle of Somme memorial walkway in Manchester

Thousands of fallen soldiers from the Battle of the Somme are to be honoured in a new walkway of ceramic tiles in Manchester.

Path of the Remembered at Heaton Park, where many of the region's soldiers trained before going to the World War One battle 100 years ago, tells the stories of those on the frontline.

The 5,000 memory squares which stretch 60m (197ft) will form the centrepiece of a concert of remembrance at the park for the centenary of the first day of the Somme in which 19,240 soldiers died.

  • 30 Jun 2016