Enjoy a unique experience with the whole family! We are teaming up with The Folkestone School for Girls and the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment (living history group) to present a series of tableaux depicting life in Folkestone during the Great War, and remembering the many thousands of young men and women who came to our town before their journey to the horror of the Western Front.
The airshow may have been cancelled, but this event will take place.
With over 50 girls from FSG dressed in period costumes you will see Nurses, War Poets, WAACS (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps), Soldiers’ Rest Camp and a Recruitment Office. There will be displays of photographs and articles PLUS live themed music in the afternoon, provided by the Music Department of FSG.
Please come along to share and support this unique piece of living history. Bring the Family. Why not dress up in Edwardian clothes, or just a straw boater? Bring a pic-nic.
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The staging of this event depends on the generous spirit of students and teachers from Folkestone School for Girls who are giving their time freely.
We wish to record our thanks to the following, who have generously sponsored and supported the event.
Step Short is pleased to be taking part in this year’s Military Spectacular, to be held in the heart of Hellfire Corner. We will have a stall at the Show and we will be supporting the Schools Day on Wednesday 17th July.
As a Step Short member you can take advantage of a specially negotiated offer. By quoting a Code (which will be sent to members via email) you can benefit from a substantial reduction in the admission price to the event. You can benefit from the Group booking price, even if you are going on your own!
We are delighted to announce that Gordon Corrigan will be our guest speaker on the 2nd August. His subject will be ‘Myth and reality in the Great War’. Tickets for this event will be issued on a first come, first served basis, and will cost £10 to include refreshments.
Our thanks to Michael Stainer of The Grand for making available the Green Room for this event.
Gordon Corrigan retired from the army in 1998 with the rank of Major. He had spent much of his service life with the Royal Gurkha Rifles. A well known and highly respected historian, Gordon has written several books, including the acclaimed Mud, Blood and Poppycock.
Gordon has generously agreed that the proceeds of this event will be applied to the Step Short Charity.
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