Great Mongeham WW1 Heroes

Poppy_painterAn Exhibition about the men on the village Roll of Honour will be held at St Martin's Church on

Saturday 10th November 10 - 4 and  Sunday 11th November 12 - 4

 

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Members of the GMS have been searching the village archives and using online resources to gather information about the men and their lives in the village. A large map will show the appearance of the village before the men went to war. There will be information and artefacts relating to the men, their regiments and their war service.

Music and songs of the era will be played and St Martin's W.I. will serve refreshments.  Local children have created a path of poppies leading to the church. One display will reveal the importance of the secret port at Richborough and another will show the local contribution to the Home Front.

The photograph to the right is of William Jesse Amos who worked as a coal mine sinker before joining The Buffs. After the war he returned to Great Mongeham and cycled daily to work at Tilmanstone pit.

The little girl above is his great, great granddaughter who has painted poppy stones to be used in the exhibition.

 

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