Support for the RNLI

The Trust was delighted to visit the Gravesend RNLI station to present a cheque for £2,000.  The charity is dedicated to saving lives at sea and some inland waterways, including the River Thames. Gravesend is one of the newest lifeboat stations and one of four on the River Thames.  Its… More

Tommies and Tractors at Woodlands Farm

Early in the school summer holidays, children and their families learned about the First World War and what farming was like, and how it changed during the war.  As many farm labourers went off to fight, labour became short.  It was vitally important to keep the food supplies going and… More

Welling’s Green and Pleasant Land

You may have noticed small armies of litter pickers from the local primary schools in Welling helping to clean up our local area.  The Trust has been working in partnership with Bexley Council’s Schools Waste Action Club (SWAC) to run the England’s Green and Pleasant Land project.  This project is part of… More

Maundy Money for Trust Governor Bill Price MBE

On Maundy Thursday, Bill Price MBE, long term Governor of the Trust, visited Windsor Castle to be presented with Maundy Money by Her Majesty the Queen. Bill was one of 92 men and 92 women to be bestowed the Money in the castle’s St Georges Chapel.  This reflects the age… More

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