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Light in the Darkest Hour - The Unremembered

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Light in the Darkest Hour - The Unremembered

Light in the Darkest Hour at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery

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Fri, 25 August 2017

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From 19:00pm to 21:00pm

On: Saturday, Sep 9th 2017
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
  • From 19:00pm to 21:00pm
  • West Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3HL
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  • This event is hosted by Shorncliffe Trust
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The Shorncliffe Trust is hosting a very special Remembrance event at the Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone on the evening of Saturday, 9th September 2017. The ‘Light in the Darkest Hour, The Unremembered; supports a significant project being delivered by the Big Idea’s Community Interest Company project in conjunction with Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the Labour Corps throughout World War One.

The Shorncliffe Trust will lead a community event at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery where a number from Labour Corps now lie at rest far from their homes in China and South Africa; and who joined the hundreds of troops who never made it home to countries across the globe including Canada and Australia and Belgium.

On the evening, the Shorncliffe Trust will light 550 Lanterns on the graves of those who supported the War Effort through Labour Corps and also remember the military personnel at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery to shine a light on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Shorncliffe Trust also welcome dedications to loved ones for each of the lanterns through sponsorship. Lanterns will be placed by each headstone or memorial, so that all will have the light shine upon them to show the world, we have not forgotten them and the Trust’s efforts to create a Heritage and Education Centre at Shorncliffe in their memory, will never cease.

EVENT DETAILS – 9th SEPTEMBER:
Shorncliffe Cemetery Event Opens 7.00pm
Service 7.30pm— 8.30pm
Depart 9.00pm

The Shorncliffe Trust welcomes local residents, visitors, groups, organisations etc to light lanterns (provided) at each grave in Shorncliffe. If you would to reserve a number of places together to light lanterns; or dedicate lanterns to a loved one, a regiment or association, please register your details with the Shorncliffe Trust via the Secretary by 7th September. Donations can be made online and the suggested donation per lantern is £10.
E: secretary@shorncliffe-trust.org.uk

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