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

A Great Pageant for the Great War

Tastings of ‘trench cake’, war-time recipe bread, and sweets from the time were on offer at the Trust’s stall at the Sidcup Great War Pageant on Saturday 18th June.  Visitors to our stall could also view our exhibition and take part in our quizzes for children and adults.  Medals were… More

Sidcup War Pageant 18th June

The Sidcup War Pageant will be held on Saturday 18th June from 10am to 4pm along Sidcup High Street, with a programme of entertainment throughout the day and many stalls along the High Street.  It promises to be a fantastic day with plenty to see and do. Do come and… More

Outstanding achievement award for our project!

We are very proud and delighted to report that the Trust’s WElling WILL REMEMBER THEM project has been awarded a Bexley Civic Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement. This was one of only six such awards across the whole borough, and was given in recognition of the contribution we have made,… More

Trust honours Chairman Nigel Betts

Anyone who has heard of the Trust will know Nigel Betts.  Nigel first became involved on learning, some 25 years ago, of the ‘scandal’ of the forgotten Memorial Hall, built to remember the men from our district who gave their lives in the First World War, but no longer in… More

WW1 Learning at Bexley Grammar

When Tom Martin, History Teacher at Bexley Grammar School, contacted Bexley Local Studies to find out if they had any local resources on the First World War, they put him straight onto the East Wickham and Welling War Memorial Trust. Tom wanted to teach his Year 9 students about the… More

Visit to Veterans Aid

The retiring collection at the 2015 Festival of Remembrance raised a magnificent £1500 for the charity Veterans Aid.  Early in March, Trustees Nigel Betts, Warren Foot and Jeremy Watkins, and Secretary Linda Clayton went to the offices of Veterans Aid in Victoria to meet their CEO, former Wing Commander Dr… More