Folkestone 100: A Century Since the Armistice

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a full memorial service will take place at Folkestone’s War Memorial at 11.00am on Sunday 11 November.

The service will begin at the Leas Cliff Hall around 10.30am with a march down to the Step Short Arch, where a wreath will be laid, continuing on to the War Memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance.

Folkestone’s Remembrance Sunday events start at 6.00am with a lone piper playing under the Arch and end at 7.00pm with the lighting of a beacon at 7.00pm to coordinate with towns across Kent and nationwide. Free cake will be available at the Mole Cafe on the Harbour Arm between 12.00pm and 3.30pm, just as it was throughout the Great War. At 6.00pm, there will be music and poems at the Leas Bandstand with commemorative candles handed out to the public for the procession to the beacon.

The Pages of the Sea creative remembrance event will also take place on Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone on Sunday.