Kingston to mark 100th anniversary of World War One

Kingston to mark 100th anniversary of World War One

Kingston to mark 100th anniversary of World War One

First published in News

Kingston will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War today with a service in Market Place.

Mayor Councillor Ken Smith will lead a civil ceremony on Monday, August 4, at noon, before the Rev JonathanWilkes of All Saints Church leads a service.

A reading from the diary of Rifleman James Gordon Watson will be followed by an address by Rt Rev Richard Cheetham, the Bishop of Kingston.

All Saints will house 11 lit candles, which will be extinguished one by one, every hour on the hour, as part of the Royal British Legion’s nationwide Lights Out campaign.

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9:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

S Leader says...

Why the market place ??
Is it that the Memorial garden is to disgusting following its use as a market place and playground?
Considering this Garden was built due to pressure from those returning from WW1 would it not have been fitting to restore it for the centenary and pay tribute to those of our Borough who gave there lives
Why the market place ?? Is it that the Memorial garden is to disgusting following its use as a market place and playground? Considering this Garden was built due to pressure from those returning from WW1 would it not have been fitting to restore it for the centenary and pay tribute to those of our Borough who gave there lives S Leader
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Tony from Surbiton says...

S Leader wrote:
Why the market place ??
Is it that the Memorial garden is to disgusting following its use as a market place and playground?
Considering this Garden was built due to pressure from those returning from WW1 would it not have been fitting to restore it for the centenary and pay tribute to those of our Borough who gave there lives
Too big an event for the Memorial Garden, market place much better.
[quote][p][bold]S Leader[/bold] wrote: Why the market place ?? Is it that the Memorial garden is to disgusting following its use as a market place and playground? Considering this Garden was built due to pressure from those returning from WW1 would it not have been fitting to restore it for the centenary and pay tribute to those of our Borough who gave there lives[/p][/quote]Too big an event for the Memorial Garden, market place much better. Tony from Surbiton
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

S Leader says...

It was big enough to house the market stalls for 6 months and in times past THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT,TIFFIN CADETS,KINGSTON GRAMMER CADETS AND STEADFAST SEA CADETS so a feeble excuse
It was big enough to house the market stalls for 6 months and in times past THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT,TIFFIN CADETS,KINGSTON GRAMMER CADETS AND STEADFAST SEA CADETS so a feeble excuse S Leader
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6:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Tony from Surbiton says...

S Leader wrote:
It was big enough to house the market stalls for 6 months and in times past THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT,TIFFIN CADETS,KINGSTON GRAMMER CADETS AND STEADFAST SEA CADETS so a feeble excuse
Of course you are right. Let's pack everyone into a small place where nobody else can see and take part in the ceremony to remember the dead. I'm sure that's what they and their families would have wanted.
[quote][p][bold]S Leader[/bold] wrote: It was big enough to house the market stalls for 6 months and in times past THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT,TIFFIN CADETS,KINGSTON GRAMMER CADETS AND STEADFAST SEA CADETS so a feeble excuse[/p][/quote]Of course you are right. Let's pack everyone into a small place where nobody else can see and take part in the ceremony to remember the dead. I'm sure that's what they and their families would have wanted. Tony from Surbiton
  • Score: 1

8:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

S Leader says...

The Memorial garden was put there to remember dead always not just 1day perhaps you have never seen those who liked to sit and rember those who gave the ultimate
The Memorial garden was put there to remember dead always not just 1day perhaps you have never seen those who liked to sit and rember those who gave the ultimate S Leader
  • Score: -1

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