Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WW1 COMMEMORATION - FINAL PREPARATIONS

The final preparations are under way for the group's World War One commemoration events on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9.
The re-creation and exhibition of the VAD Hospital in the Village Hall opens at 10.30 on Saturday and continues until 5pm. It's open again on Sunday between 11am and 1.30pm. Entry is free on both days.
If you'd like to take part in the re-enactment, dressed as  a wounded soldier or a bed patient, tell Ann Foat or Peter Wart as soon as possible.
Tickets (£2) for our Saturday evening event - Ash in World War One - are now on sale in Welcome and the Post Office. Proceeds go to the Royal British Legion. Entry is by ticket only.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

DAVID DOWNES LECTURE LEADS OFF WW1 EVENTS

The annual David Downes Memorial Lecture will be given by Hazel Basford of Quex Park, on Thursday, October 23. Her subject is World War One and VAD hospitals in East Kent, which will be an excellent lead-in to our commemoration weekend.
The lecture will be held in Ash Village Hall and starts at 7.30pm. There will be tea and coffee as usual and a raffle.
Tickets for the dramatic event - Ash in World War One - on the evening of  November 8 at 7.30p.m. will also be on sale. Entry to this event will be by ticket only, price £2.  
Stewards ,salespeople and welcomers are needed for the weekend. If you can give an hour or so, please phone Ann Foat on 01304  812121, or pop into the heritage centre on Saturday morning and leave your name.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

WORLD WAR ONE COMMEMORATIONS - DATES TO REMEMBER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23: DAVID DOWNES MEMORIAL LECTURE
'World War One and VAD Hospitals in East Kent ‘ - a talk by Hazel Basford of   Quex Park [an expert in this area]
 
COMMEMORATION  WEEKEND
Heritage Group recreation of Ash VAD Hospital and World War One exhibition in Ash Village Hall
Friday November 7 -  Schools afternoon
            
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8:  Open to the public  10.30 a.m. to 5p.m
Followed by evening event.
DRAMATIC EVENT:  ‘ASH IN WW1’  [dramatic readings poems  and songs]    7.30p.m in Village hall
Tickets will be available nearer the date
 
SUNDAY  NOVEMBER  9: Re-creation and exhibition open at 11a.m. (after the war memorial ceremony until 1.30p.m). Coffee and tea provided. All welcome.
 
      

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

'NOT JUST A NAME' - WEBMASTER'S NOTE

       
The post 'In Memory of the Fallen' below commemorates all the men from the parish who died in World War One.It also concludes local historian David Ross's impressive booklet 'Not Just a Name' which traces the story of each of those men who never came back.
To start reading this fascinating e-history from the start, just scroll back to the entry head 'Not Just a Name' which was posted on May 12, 2014.