Remembrance Sunday Ashford Kent ; Between 2014-2018 and the 100th commemoration of the First World War (WW1), Ashford Borough Council facilitated numerous memorial occasions to recall and respect the grit of the individuals who battled, lived and passed on during this groundbreaking occasion.
The committee worked intimately with a wide scope of associations to stamp the century, and occasions included recognition administrations, theater and inventive exhibitions and instructive projects.
The Ashford Tank: Celebrating 100 Years
Thursday 1 August 2019 will be the 100th commemoration of the landing of the Mark IV Tank in Ashford.
The Ashford tank touching base into the town in 1919
Ashford was one of 265 places over the UK that was granted a tank after the part of the arrangement World War in view of its liberal acquiring of war bonds. Presently, it is the main enduring case of tanks conveyed for this reason on open showcase, and just one of seven unique, enduring models on the planet. It is likewise Grade II Listed and a Registered War Memorial.
The 100th commemoration will be praised with an occasion in Ashford town focus toward the beginning of August. If it’s not too much trouble allude back to this page closer the ideal opportunity for affirmed subtleties of the occasion.
The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice
11 November 2018 was the 100th commemoration of the marking of the Armistice, which flagged the part of the bargain. Ashford Borough Council arranged numerous occasions all through this last year of remembrances, concentrating on the subject of harmony and compromise and the penance made by those abroad and on the home front, both broadly and locally.
Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18The Fields of Battle Exhibition in Ashford’s Memorial Gardens
During the period of June, Ashford Memorial Gardens gladly played host to the universally acclaimed Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18 photographic display by famous picture taker Michael St Maur Sheil. This ground-breaking and moving outdoors show recounts the mended scars of the First World War through our solitary outstanding observers: the fields of fight themselves. For more data about the display, it would be ideal if you visit the Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18 site.
The display, arranged in the quiet and peaceful setting of Ashford’s Memorial Gardens, likewise included persuasive Ashford stories and photos. These are based around the topics of expanding automation, the job of ladies and the part played by our country networks and give a knowledge into the penances made by such a significant number of Ashford people both abroad and on the home front. These boards are as of now in plain view in Ashford’s Park Mall Shopping Center.
Victoria Cross Paving Stone CeremonyVIctoria-Cross-Paving-Stone-Charing
On Thursday 9 August 2018 a dedicatory clearing stone was divulged in the town of Charing to check the 100th commemoration of Corporal Frederick George Coppins’ Victoria Cross honor.
Frederick was presenting with the eighth Canadian Battalion, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, when the honor was given in acknowledgment of his activities on the 9 August 1918 in Amiens, France, when he without any assistance took out an automatic rifle position that was obliterating his company, sparing the lives of numerous men.
The clearing stone was disclosed by Brigadier-General Lowell Thomas OMM CD, Defense Advisor at the High Commission of Canada, joined by Her Majesty’s Vice Lord Lieutenant of Kent and Mr Arthur Coppins, nephew to Corporal Coppins.
Fights Over: A Nation’s Tribute
On Sunday 11 November 2018, Ashford partook in the national memorial occasion, Battle’s Over: A Nation’s Tribute, where reference points were lit around the nation and church ringers rang out to mean harmony, in tribute to millions who gave their lives or returned home injured during or after the ghastly haziness of four years of war somewhere in the range of 1914 and 1918.
The occasion was framed of a drum head administration, joined by music performed by The Band of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, and finished with the principal lighting of the new Ashford Civic Beacon.
Ashford’s Poppy Tribute
Just as an administration of recognition in the Memorial Gardens at 11am and the lighting of the Civic Beacon at 7pm, Ashford additionally revealed its pièce de résistance: a delightful poppy tribute in North Park (contiguous the Civic Center).
Taking motivation from the massively mainstream ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ poppy establishment at the Tower of London in 2014, 3,000 formed metal poppies were planted in North Park on Sunday 11 November to make a staggering visual showcase to pay tribute to the 100th commemoration of the Armistice. The poppies were acquired by Ashford occupants, with a level of the deal being given to the military philanthropy, SSAFA. Altogether, £5000 was raised.