March News

16th March 2018 / Comments (0)

General

Heritage Trail (100 Miles for 100 Years) 

A successful event was held in Appledore on Saturday, 24th February 2018, with some villagers and visitors participating.

Royal Military Canal

Our next Talk, to be delivered by Dr Martin Watts, will take place on 10th May 2018 at the Village Hall. Tickets are available from Brian Knight on 01233 758319) or via ThrKng@aol.com

Captain John Noel (Photographer to the 1922 Antarctic Expedition)

Arrangements for Sandra Noel, (his Daughter), to present a talk on his life and works, on 12th April 2018, will not now take place, as we have been informed of her passing on 24th February 2018.

Old Graveyard

As a result of the Heritage Trail, it was noticed that the old graveyard is in a very poor state as relates to vegetation management and in dire need of attention. We are in contact with Ashford Borough Council to establish responsibilities.  It is also intended that recognition be given, by the installation of a CWGC sign at the entrance to the church  grounds, to highlight the graves of those who died in WWl.

PLUTO Signage

Signs have been professionally manufactured and await installation at the two sites within the village, where the remains of the pipeline are still visible.

Martello Tower

Organised visit, by special arrangement, to No. 24, (Dymchurch), arranged for 11th March 2018.

Battle’s Over

A Working Group has been established to manage and coordinate a village celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWl on 11th November 2018. The celebration will include the Playing of the Last Post, the Ringing of the Church Bells and the Lighting of the Beacon. The centre of the event will be at/around the Pavilion (now The Village Hall) at the Recreation Ground, with appropriate refreshments being made available.

Community Chest

Digital recording of records, photographs and artefacts, of a historic nature continue to be added to the Community Chest/Archangel database. Anyone may contribute by loaning or gifting appropriate items for inclusion  – Contact Tracy Morgan on tracylynmorgan @hotmail.co.uk.

Website

Continually being updated and worth a visit – www.http://appledorehistory.org.uk.

Membership

If you are interested in local history, ALHS is a great vehicle to learn and to contribute.

Next Meeting

12th April 2018 at 19:00Hrs at Methodist Church Hall

Our March newsletter is available for download here March 2018

As ever, contact details are 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