Sunday 10 November 2019
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What happened in 2018
On Sunday 11th November 2018 we commemorate Remembrance Day and the centenary of the signing of the Armistice which brought the 1st World War to an end. Tenterden will be marking the day with tributes at the war memorial and the Kent & East Sussex Railway station, as well as the lighting of a beacon on Tenterden Recreation Ground.
A piper will play at the top of St Mildred’s Church tower at 6am, marking the moment when the Armistice was signed. The 8am Holy Communion at St Mildred’s will include the reading of a selection of poems of the period, a shortened form of the Eucharist will take place at 9.30am at St Mildred’s Church. Th e day continues with the parade at 10.30am from the Recreation Ground to the War Memorial in the High Street and the Service of Remembrance, beginning at about 10.45am.
This will be followed by a separate ceremony at Tenterden Town Station. The historic Cavell Van will be brought up from Bodiam Station where it is normally located. The Cavell Van is the rail carriage which brought home the body of the Unknown Warrior, subsequently laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, and the body of Nurse Edith Cavell, the heroine shot in 1915 for aiding the escape of British soldiers.
At 6.15pm we gather on the Recreation Ground ready for a short service at 6.40pm followed by the lighting of a beacon at 6.55pm on the Recreation Ground, one of a series of similar beacons which will be lit at the same time across Britain. The six metre tall beacon has been funded by Tenterden Lions Club, which is also marking its 60th anniversary. The Church bells will also ring out.
The day's events are being co-ordinated by Tenterden Town Council with the Royal British Legion, St Mildred's Church, & the Kent & East Sussex Railway for Tenterden Town Station
FREE PARKING ALL DAY
Bridewell Lane car park, Tenterden
Sunday 11 November 2018
6am A Piper will play on St Mildred's Church Tower to mark the time the Armistice was signed. This will be one of 2000 individual Pipers across the United Kingdom and countries around the world playing the Scottish lament Battle’s O’er traditionally played at the end of battle.
PARADE AND SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
10.35am Parade leaves Recreation Ground, along the High Street, to the War Memorial
10.45am Service Of Remembrance, Tenterden War Memorial
11.00am Two minutes silence then laying of wreaths
11.30am Service ends and parade to Station Road Coach Park for dismissal
A28 Tenterden High Street 10.25-11.45am
CENTENARY REMEMBRANCE SPECIAL
The Cavell Van, Tenterden Town Station
11.45am Make your way to the Railway for refreshments
12.30pm Reverend John Emmott to conduct a requiem in front of the Cavell Van followed by laying of wreaths
12.50pm Service ends and the public are welcome to purchase soup and a roll from the Railway
1.15pm A special train service will depart using the vintage coaches, tickets for this unique steam-hauled memorial train service are available from the Kent & East Sussex Railway. More information https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/events/centenary-remembrance-special-tenterden-town-station-listing-471-47122.aspx
Tenterden Recreation Ground
6.15pm The public are invited to gather at the Recreation Ground in preparation for the lighting of the Beacon
6.40pm short service conducted by Canon Lindsay Hammond and blessing of the Beacon
6.55pm Lighting of the Beacon and the ringing of the church bells. The Beacon will be lit by Freeman of the Town and founder of the Tenterden Lions, Roger Champion, who will be assisted by the Mayor of Tenterden, Dr Raymond Crawfurd (Freeman of the Town) and Mike Caridia (President of the Tenterden Lions Club).
Members of the public are invited to bring their own drinks to toast the lighting of the Beacon (or purchase lovely hot mulled cider from This Ancient Boro, opposite the Beacon, from 5.30pm - in takeaway cups)