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An Invitation to Sir John Moore's Commemoration

January 7, 2019 1:48 PM
By Chris Shaw, Chairman of the Shorncliffe Trust

Sir John Moore Statue, GlasgowThe Chairman and Trustees send best wishes to you for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019 and invite you to join them at Sir John Moore's memorial on Sandgate Esplanade on Saturday, 19th January at 10.30am.

The commemoration marks the 210th Anniversary of the Battle of Corunna and the death of Sir John Moore. Following the commemoration, you are invited to join us for refreshments at the Gurkha Visitor Centre, Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone CT20 3HJ. Our thanks are sent to Major Shuresh Thapa of the First Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles for his kind hospitality.

Here is a brief update on our forthcoming activity:

Join our 2019 Heritage Tour Programme
Our guided heritage tour of The Somme on 16th March 2019 concentrates on the Arras area in France, which suffered huge casualties in WW1. We visit the Vimy Memorial and other places of interest include the Wellington Tunnels amongst a full day planned for you. Booking can be made here on our website

On July 7th; our WWII tour takes in Dunkirk and its Beaches. Visiting the Forts, Museums and Memorials along the Northern French coast, close to the border with Belgium; our guide will provide a most informative and memorable day. Bookings can be made again through our website here

Bookings for our 3-day tour to Normandy have now closed. If you wish to be placed on our reserve list, please email to register interest.

The redevelopment of Shorncliffe Garrison continues and the first of the retained buildings, the Sir John Moore Library, is now on the market for sale. The Trust is looking at ways to secure funding and support for its purchase to enable the journey of education about Shorncliffe, its history and its people to continue. Details of how you can help through such things as our Friends Scheme, can be found here.

Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding any aspect of our work or fundraising projects. We can only deliver our aspirations to create a Heritage and Education Centre at Shorncliffe and continue with our education programme with your continued support.