Film will reveal tragic tale of Chums
A FILM tribute to the Grimsby Chums – a group of local residents many of whom gave their lives fighting in the First World War – will be shown at Grimsby Central Library during November.
The film contains unique footage of the Chums at their training camp in Brocklesby – prompted by the discovery of an old reel of film in a shed at Binbrook.
It had originally been shown at the Tivoli cinema, in Grimsby, soon after July 1, 1916, but was taken off soon afterwards as by this time, most of the people on the film had been killed during the first few days of the Somme battles.
With help from Grimsby Telegraph columnist Peter Chapman, who gave permission to use material from his book Grimsby's Own: The Story of The Chums, together with the dedication of members of the Royal Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regimental Association, the film provides a moving and enduring tribute to the local men.
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The film becomes even more poignant as we approach the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
Screenings will take place on Tuesday, November 6, at 2.30pm and Wednesday, November 14, at 6pm.
They are free but are expected to be well-attended, so it is advisable to book a seat in advance by telephoning Grimsby Reference Library on 01472 323603 or by e-mailing email@example.com