To mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, the ‘Great War’, there will be
an Armistice Day Event in the Canterbury Masonic Centre adjoining the Museum, on
Sunday 11th November. The day will begin at 10.30, where we will gather in the Dining Room for
a Remembrance Day Service, including hymns, prayers, traditional two minute’s silence
& eulogy. The Service will be led by W Bro Tony Eldridge,
Church Council Member and Lodge Chaplain.

After the Service, a tour of the Museum to see a Special Exhibition to mark the events of the First
World War – a display designed by Museum Curator, W Bro David Birch who is collecting
artefacts and stories from across Kent, as well as borrowing a number of items from the Museum
at Freemasons’ Hall in London. The exhibition will focus on the stories of individuals who played
a part in the ‘Great War’, and how it changed the lives of many. There will also be an opportunity
to view the 19th Century Canterbury Temple.

This will be followed by Lunch at 12.30 – a Traditional Menu of tomato soup, roast beef and apple
pie. And the day will be appropriately marked by a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Tickets are £20 (under 12s, £12). Places are limited, so please book early and bring family and
friends to support a special day to honour the memory of those who gave their lives in the ‘Great
War’ and to support the work of the Royal British Legion. To book please contact Museum
Curator, W Bro David Birch on iamdavidbirch@gmail.com or davidbirch@aol.com or by
telephone on 07859 046732.

“They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

 

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