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Battles over

On the 11 November 2018 the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

'Battles Over' is a unique series of events in the morning and evening.  It will involve organisations and communities from the length and breadth of the nation and in many countries abroad.

The events will remember the sacrifice of millions of men and women during World War One.

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2nd November 2018 

Deal Museum - A nurse at the front – In the First World War

To commemorate the signing of the armistice, Deal Maritime and Local History Museum are hosting a talk about “Edie,” who nursed in Belgium and France throughout the war.  She was born in Deal in 1877 and her father was a Trinity Pilot.  Her diaries record her daily life at the Front and provide a fascinating insight into the war. Dick Robinson, great nephew of Edith Appleton, tells her story, while Lisa Robinson reads extracts from Edie’s diaries.

Date & Time: 2/11/18 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Where: St Andrews Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY

Tickets: £5.00 each

Postal Booking:  Please send a cheque to DM&LHM 22 St. Georges Rd, Deal, CT14 6BA. Tickets can be collected at the event or send SAE with payment

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11th November 2018 

Wingham Parish Council - Rememberance Day Parade 

Street Parade up Wingham High Street from North Court junction on to Canterbury Road finishing at St Mary's Parish Church.

Date & Time: 11/11/18 10.30am to 11.00am

Where: Wingham High Street & Canterbury Road, Wingham, Kent

Tickets: Free

Caple Parish Council - Battle's Over (A Nation’s Tribute & WWI Beacons of Light)

The programme of events starts with a WW1 event at the Village Hall, followed by the film 'Black Adder Goes Forth'. A Torchlight Procession will then gather and walk to the Battle of Britain Memorial Site where a reading, Bugler Calls, Beacon of Light and Ring out for Peace will take place. The Battle of Britain car park will be available for those wishing to take their cars. If you need transport from the Village Hall please let the Parish Council know in advance.

Date & Time: 11/11/18 3.15pm to 7.05pm 

Where: Capel Village Hall/Battle of Britain Memorial Site

Tickets: Free

Friends of St Andrews and Shepherdswell Village Green Association - Battle's Over 

The programme of events starts at 6.45pm with The Swell Singers, performing a medley of WW1 songs at the Green while torches are prepared. At 7pm, the Beacons of Light (twenty flaming torches) will be lit at the Green in honour of the twenty men who fell. Next, a First World War Officer’s trench whistle will sound to herald the playing of the Last Post by a bugler. At 7.05pm, Ringing Out for Peace, The bell of St Andrew will be rung, joining 1,000 cathedrals and churches ringing out their bells across the nation. Within the church, which will be especially decorated for this significant Remembrance Sunday, an audiovisual program of WW1 music and photographs will be screened and refreshments served.

Date & Time: 11/11/18 6.45pm to 7.30pm 

Where: Shepherdswell Green and Church of St Andrew

Tickets: Free


Suggested Schedule

Struggling to think of something to do? Battle’s Over has created some examples of how you can support the 100 years of remembrance, these include:

  • 6am  – Sleep in peace, now the battles over
    Individual bagpipers will play Battle’s o’er
  • 6.55pm – The Last Post
    Buglers will play the last post at the Beacon site
  • 7pm – WW1 Beacons of Light
    After darkness has fallen, beacons of light will be lit throughout the UK
  • 7.05pm – Ringing out for peace
    As beacons blaze around the country, bells in churches and cathedrals will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War

To find out more about these events, please read  The 'Battle's Over' guide produced by Bruno Peek, Pageant Master


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