Festival of Remembrance 2017

On Sunday 12th November, St Michael’s Church was full of members of the local community to remember our men who gave their lives in the First World War.  The Trust was especially pleased to welcome family members of nine of the men who are commemorated on our war memorial.  The… More

Remembrance Festival 2017 – Before and After

Some photos below of preparations for our Festival of Remembrance, as guests arrive and afterwards at tea.  Our thanks to all who helped the Trust behind the scenes, including the 1st East Wickham Scouts (for the arduous task of getting all the chairs out beforehand and acting as ushers), St… More

New Photos of our Men

We are always delighted to be contacted by family members of men on our war memorial.  Sometimes this brings treasures of information and occassional photos.  Imagine how pleased we were to be contacted in the last two weeks by two families sharing their photos and memories of Arthur Haxell and… More

Blesma – an inspiring charity

The Trust was delighted to present a cheque for £2,000 to Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, the charity dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women, who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight.  This was collected at… More

Remembering the Chatham Drill Hall Bombing

One hundred years after the bombing of Chatham Drill Hall a service of remembrance and parade was held to remember the men who lost their lives. It was attended by The Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle, Rear Admiral John Kingwell CB, OBE, the Mayor of Medway and senior… More

Guests at Our Festival of Remembrance 2016

Below is a selection of of photos of our guests and those who helped, before and after this year’s Festival.  Our thanks to photographers Helen Redding and Sylvia Scotting. More photos of the Festival of Remembrance will be published on our website in the near future.  

Celebrating 100 Years of Cub Scouting

In June 1916 Baden-Powell launched the Wolf Cubs, for boys too young to join the Boy Scouts, basing a programme of actvities on the Jungle Book, written by his friend, Rudyard Kipling. As part of their celebrations of 100 years of Cub Scouting, the 1st East Wickham Cub Pack went… More