Centenary of the Armistice

On 11th November, 100 years to the day that the Armistice was declared, the Trust held its Festival of Remembrance at St Michael’s Church, East Wickham, the site of our war memorial.  Over the centenary period, volunteers from the Trust had researched the stories of the men who died in… More

First World War Books for Schools

The Trust has given a set of First World War children’s books to every primary school in Welling (and Brampton and Barrington Schools,  also in our area of benefit) to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.  This delightful set of books will help the next… More

A cabinet fit for the Queen

On 15th November the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE CStJ, unveiled a cabinet, provided by the Trust, to house the visitors’ book at Danson House.  This book was signed by the Queen on her visit to Bexley in 2005.  Sir Kenneth Olisa also planted a tree, given… More

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