Remembering the WW1 fallen
Listed this month. See their names. Perhaps see an ancestor?
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Sittingbourne’s local history research project group. Find out when we meet and what we do here.


World War 1 Themed Talks.  

HRGS are helping to organise a collection of themed talks on the Great War. 

The series of talks will go on into 2018.

Buy tickets online or from the Heritage Hub in the Forum Shopping Centre in Sittingbourne.

Half Term Fun with Historic Sittingbourne Cat Trail

This is a joint venture between  HRGS and Baileys Coffee Shop, with the assistance of Swale Borough Council and is a free, family friendly, self-guided walk along ‘Watling Street’, an important Roman road, which runs through the historic heart of Sittingbourne. Can you find the cats? 

Wheels of Time

Congratulations to the Chapell family on achieving the top Wheels of Time award presented recently at the Heritage Hub in Sittingbourne. Wheels of Time is a fun way for children (and families) to explore museums and heritage sites in Kent.  

National Award for HRGS Partnership WW1 Ambulance Event

Last November the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne teamed up Swale Community Rail Partnership, and Kent Community Rail Partnership with volunteers and re-enactors to stage an ambitious Swale-wide event to remember the unsung volunteer heroes and-forgotten ambulance train service of the Great War.

The ambulance trains were used to transport wounded servicemen to hospitals across the UK, as far as Scotland.

The recent Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) awards ceremony announced that the Ambulance Event had come first in its category for ‘ACoRP Best Community Engagement Award’. Richard Emmett, chair of HRGS, attended along with representatives from the Kent Community Rail Partnership.  

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