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Wall of Reflection – unveiling.
November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
|We would like to invite everyone to attend the unveiling of the Sittingbourne First World War ‘Wall of Reflection’ at 2pm on Sunday 4th November at The Forum Shopping Centre, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DL.
The Wall will be officially unveiled by the worshipful Mayor of Swale Councillor Samuel Koffie-Williams.
Not only will this mark the drawing to an end of hostilities 100 years ago, but it will also represent the culmination of 6 years of research by our volunteer project team…126 members in all, who have identified 1150 local names of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Many of the names are not recorded on any of the local war memorials, but all have a local connection in that they were born, schooled, lived, loved or died locally.
The display will remain in situ in the main Forum area until 12th November when it will be transferred into the Heritage Hub at Unit 17 in The Forum, to compliment their biographies which are displayed on the Interactive Touch Screen. The list of names is available to be viewed on the ‘Parish Memorials’ pages on the HRGS website – www.hrgs.co.uk and will form part of the HRGS archive. This has created a visual legacy for the WW1 centenary and provides a researchable database for the community and visitors.
The Heritage Hub is open Tues to Saturday 10am to 4pm all year, and will additionally be open on the 4th and 5th of November.
We do hope many of you can join us on 4th November!
If not keep in touch via our HRGS Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/groups/179019974473