FIFTY-FIVE men who left a city centre parish to fight in the First World War never to return will be commemorated in a special performance next week.

Fallen soldiers from the parish of St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate will be remembered in the "Trumpeter, what are you sounding now?" on Thursday, June 19 at 7.30pm in the National Centre for Early Music - housed in the former St Margaret's Church.

Names of 24 men from Walmgate and Navigation Road who lost their lives in the First World War are inscribed on a war memorial in the centre, and the special performance will use words, music, images and live action to explore the patriotic and nationalist to remember the war.

Tickets are £10, concessions £8 and students £3 from the NCEM Box Office, 01904 658338 or

For residents of Walmgate and Navigation Road – the original parish of St Margaret’s – tickets cost just £5 from the NCEM Box Office open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.