war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Remembrance Events in or by Dover

2 January 2015 - This is the last calendar we'll be publishing for a while, but we've left it accessible for archive and interest purposes. Special Remembrance events will now be announced or covered in the Latest News pages.

We try to be accurate, but advise you to confirm dates and times with the venue/organisers before making a special journey.

If you know of any further events, please tell us

Date Time Event Location
27 January   Holocaust Memorial Day  
February tbc   Channel Dash Memorial Ramsgate harbour and Dover Sea Front
23 April 11.00 Zeebrugge/St George's Day commemoration
service and wreath-laying at Zeebrugge Memorial by Zeebrugge graves, subsequently returning to the Town Hall for ringing of Zeebrugge Bell (8 strokes in pairs) at noon and short service 
St James cemetery, subsequently outside Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover.

Invited guests gather at 10.30 at Maison Dieu Car Park for coach transport to St James.

28 June   Armed Forces Day  
6 July   Battle of Britain Remembrance Service The Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne
27 July 10.30 Dover Patrol The Dover Patrol Memorial, at the end of Granville Road, St Margaret's Bay
4 August 09.15 Centenary of the outbreak of the Great War - wreath-laying - Town Council Town Memorial, Biggin Street
4 August 22.00 Candlelit vigil - Dovorians Town Memorial, Biggin Street
10 August 18.00 Wreaths London to France - WFA Town Memorial, Biggin Street
12 August 15.00 RFC commemorative ride by WFA, RBL, and other motorcyclists from Netheravon, Wiltshire, to Arras, France, with a ceremony of Remembrance at Dover RFC memorial, Upper Road, Dover
12 August 18.00 Royal Navy and Merchant Navy wreaths laid, in presence of WFA wreaths Dover Town Memorial, Biggin Street
26 August am fully-muffled quarter peal in memory of first bellringer to die on Western Front - Dover ringer Percy Gibbs St Mary's, Canon Street, Dover
30 August tbc fully-muffled peal in memory of 80 Kent bellringers lost in the Great War St Mary's Canon Street, Dover
3 September 10.30
& 12.00
Merchant Navy Day 10.30 at the Stone Hall, Town Hall, Biggin Street, and 12 noon at the Merchant Navy Memorial, Sea Front, Dover, including plaque unveiling for Royal Norwegian Navy
14 September 10.45 September 1944 shelling - 70 years community service at St Mary the Virgin, Cannon Street
15 September   Battle of Britain Day  
21 October 10.30 for 11.00 Trafalgar Day St George's Church, High Street, Deal
8 November 9.30 for 10.00 Centenary Anniversary Remembrance Service with British Torch of Remembrance at the former Marine Station (now Cruise Terminal), Western Docks, Dover
9 November 10.30 Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday The Town Memorial, Biggin Street, also services at other memorials in the district
9 November 10.30 Dedication of a new war memorial Village Hall, Manley Close, Whitfield
22 December   Cruise Terminal Unveiling of "The Dove of Peace" with carols and readings from the trenches to mark the Christmas Truce, 1914


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