Watch this two-minute film to find out more about how the path came about.
As part of the National Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme held in Manchester on the 1st July 2016, thousands of people contributed individual ‘memory squares’ in tribute to those affected by the Battle a century ago. Some uploaded images to this website, others sculpted clay squares at workshops. They were all laid into a temporary, eighty-metre long Path of the Remembered at Heaton Park, as part of the Evening Commemorative concert.
Our thanks to all who contributed.
The Path of the Remembered was one part of whole day of commemoration. It included a national service at Manchester Cathedral, a city centre parade, a heritage learning ‘Experience Field’ event for schools and families, and an evening concert.
36,000 people took part. Watch our 24 minute film here to find out more.
Whilst the commemoration has finished, the memory squares and their fascinating tributes will remain here online as a ‘crowd-sourced’ resource for people to search, read and share. Do take a look at our gallery, each memory square tells a personal story.
Making a memory square is simple to do, and even if you can’t think of someone from your family or area who was affected back in 1916, we can help you with our research section. For for a simple step-by-step guide, watch this short video.