Clips of Festival of Remembrance

If you watched our highlight film of the Festtival of Remembrance and want to see more please click on the links below.  We have been unable to upload the wonderful renditions of With You from Ghost andYou’ll Never Walk Alone, sung by Niki and Ben Jennings, or Pirates of the Caribbean,… More

Highlight Film of the Festival of Remembrance

This year, for the first time, our Festival of Remembrance was filmed by Station Parade Studios, a video production company.  This short film gives a real flavour of the event and shows some of the highlights of the Festival, set to the music of Elgar’s Nimrod, as played by the… More

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