7th August – The March down the Road of Remembrance

Step Short project
Remembering the soldiers of the Great War

3rd Commemorative March
Sunday 7th August 2011

The March down the Road of Rembrance on the 7th of August was a great succcess. Attendance was high and a heavy shower 40 minutes before the start failed to quell spirits. Many thanks the the staff and management of The Grand for providing shelter and towels!

The march had a new feature this year. A WW1 soldier was presented to the march and he told them his story. At the end of the march he was revealed as being Coropral Cotter VC.

The event is going from strength to strength. We look forward to next year.

Exhibition of Unknown Warrior In the Grand on the Leas arriving pm on Saturday 30th July for two weeks. Taken down on sat 13th Best time to view will be from Sunday 31st July – Sunday 12th August.

Saturday 6th August, Eamonn Rooney, local Historian, will lead a WW1 talk and walk. Starting outside the Grand on the Leas at 11.00am. Members of the public who wish to view the exhibition of the unknown warrior before the talk / walk, are able to do so.

Step Short Visitor Centre

Step Short’s new visitor centre opened on the the 26th May, in Tram Road, Folkestone. The centre was opened by the Mayoress of Folkestone and the opening was attended by local councillors, Damian Collins M.P. local historians, and members of the public. Inside are displays of Step Short projects and there will be some WW1 artifacts on display soon. Three designs of souvenir mugs are on sale. Local maps to help explore Folkestone’s history are also available.

Step Short have taken a three year lease on the centre and hope it will be a focus for membership and publicity for the Step Short projects, as well as providing a meeting place and base for the project teams.