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Kent
World War One Centenary
Kent
WW1 COMMEMORATIVE EVENT
Saturday 10th May, 10am - 4pm
The Eden Valley Museum invites you to a FREE all day event marking the Centenary of the Great War 1914-1918
 

MARCHING
The event begins at 10am with a marching display in Edenbridge High Street by WW1 re-enactors, the Rifles Living History Society and the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Living History Group, accompanied by the Town Band.

DRILL
The programme will include various drill displays including one-to-one bayonet fighting and a gas mask drill.

SHOW AND TELL
There will be a display of soldier’s uniforms and equipment, including a heavy machine gun; a munitions display; a Medical Corps Display; and the story of a wounded WW1 soldier’s journey back to Blighty.

 

MUSIC
During the morning the Town Band will entertain visitors with tunes from the era and over the lunchtime period, the Forge Singers, in WW1 uniforms, will be singing well-known songs from WW1.

FILM
Two showings at 11.15am and 2pm of a film on
‘The Belgian Experience in the Great War’.
FINDING MY PAST
The museum is bringing together three relatives of the Geal family, descendants of WW1 soldiers, who have never met or even knew about each other until museum researchers brought their relationships to light. This special display includes a fascinating story of a ‘Lost then Found’ WW1 Gallantry Medal previously featured in Britain's Secret Treasures a documentary shown on ITV in 2012/13.

 
 

NEW WW1 EXHIBITION
‘TIL THE BOYS COME HOME

Displays on Recruiting, Munitions, Tannery, Royal Flying Corps, Refugees and Casualties, Working on the land, Children doing their bit, Life at Home and Soldiers Stories.

Open 2pm to 4.30pm Wednesday and Friday; 10am to 4pm Thursday and Saturday and Summer Sundays in June, July and August from 2pm to 4.30pm. FREE ENTRY

MRS BEETON
Refreshments will be available all day with lunches, cakes and biscuits based on Mrs Beeton’s 1914 recipe book!

 

Louisa May Dupe A WW1 Tannery Worker Image no. P2003.668
Additional photographs available for press use:
Royal West Kent Soldiers, c.1914-1918. Image no. P2002.329
Belgian casualties and Red Cross nurses outside Rickard’s Hall,1914. Image no. P2003.1026
Recruiting rally in Edenbridge High Street, 1914, Image no. P2005.1341
George Humber's Distinguished Conduct Medal - Wikipedia

George Humber's Distinguished Conduct Medal

 

 

Related Links
www.evmt.org.uk
www.riflebrigade.org.uk
thequeensown.com
www.edenbridgetownband.blog.com
forgesingers.moonfruit.com
www.iwm.org.uk/centenary/partnership
http://finds.org.uk/database
/artefacts/record/id/263669
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain%27s_Secret_Treasures

 

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and Facebook: www.facebook.com/edenvalleymuseum
Eden Valley Museum, Church House, 72 High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AR
01732 868102 curator@evmt.org.uk
Registered Charity no. 1065466