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The Somme - 8th, 9th & 10th June 2018 UPDATE

By Frank Barretta

COXA visit to the Somme Battlefields to lay wreaths to the fallen Old Boys.

The Association will lay a wreath at a number of sites of our fallen Old Boys.

DAY ONE 8th June

  • 8.15 Depart Purley Station.
  • Visit sites of the Somme Battlefields where our Old Boys fought and died.
  • 18.00 Check in at our Hotel Mercure Arras, Centre Gare, 59 Boulevard Carnot 62000, ARRAS
  • Evening free for dinner and a few beers.

DAY TWO 9th June

  • AM guided walk of the 1st July 1916 Battlefield at Serre.
  • Lunch in Albert - Visit to the Iconic Cathedral and fascinating exhibition.
  • PM Guided walks of the woods of Mametz, Delville and High Wood.

DAY THREE 10th June

  • Tour of the tunnels underneath Arras
  • Mass at the Arras city church (optional)
  • 15.30 Return journey to Calais
  • 18.20 Crossing Eurotunnel (local time)
  • 19.30 Arrive back at Purley Station.

The cost of the trip is £219pp and £249 for single occupants.

Payments direct to COXA: Sort Code 40-01-07 : Account No. 90232459

Please email Mick McLoughlin confirming your booking ASAP.


In preparation for our forthcoming trip to the Somme in June this year, Aidan Coletta has put together a marvellous informative booklet which I highly recommend you read.

In memory of the forty-three
Clapham Old Xarerians
who gave their lives on
The Somme

Download 'The Somme and COXA' below

Updated 09:19 - 11 Jun 2018 by Frank Barretta

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Where next?

COXA Football Tour : 4th - 7th May 2018 Keeping up the long tradition of the renowned COXA Football tour, this year we are visiting Gibralter. All are welcome!


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