ALHS December News

28th November 2017 / Comments (0)

General

You may remember the WW1 Appledore Heritage Trail that was launched back in June as part of the Kent-wide ‘100 Miles for 100 Years project’ (see kentww1.com for more information).
This project is culminating in a final Kent-wide event called Walk100, whereby each trail is to be walked by 100 people on one day. The Appledore trail is to be walked on Saturday 24th
February 2018 and the Methodist Chapel will be used as the base. Registration is to be made by all individuals who want to take part by emailing walk@kentww1.com, giving the email the
heading Appledore. If you lead a group that might be interested in this event (e.g. ramblers, scouts, guides, cadets) again, please email the address given to receive information of how
groups can get involved. On the day, you will sign in, collect a trail leaflet if required, show photos of yourself with the 3 hidden poppies along the trail and then receive a special pin badge based on
this logo;

Again, looking ahead to next year, there is to be a nation-wide event on 11th November 2018 called Battle’s Over, A Nation’s Tribute, to celebrate the centenary of Armistice. For more information please visit www.brunopeek.co.uk. In Appledore, in line with every other participating location, the plan is to have; The Last Post played at 6.55pm, the beacon on Mill Hill lit at 7.00pm and the bells of St Peter and St Paul Church rung at 7.05pm. Some permissions are still being sought and we are looking for someone to play The Last Post for us. If you are qualified to do this, please do contact us!

We are still looking for an appropriate location for an Appledore Heritage Centre. We were considering the Station House at Appledore Station but this is not possible. If anyone knows of
an appropriate space that could be used for this purpose, please do contact us!

If you have any suggestions or could help with any of our projects, or would like the history of the building you live in explored, or if you would be interested in joining ALHS, please contact our
Chairman, Brian Knight on ThrKng@aol.com, 01233 758319 or our Secretary, Tracy Morgan on tracylynmorgan@hotmail.co.uk, 01233 758756 OR visit our website www.appledorehistory.org.uk or message us on Twitter @AppledoreHist

Our December newsletter is available for download here December 2017