Maidstone marks Somme Battle Centenary.

Maidstone marks Somme Battle Centenary.

Maidstone is marking the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916 with a special service in Brenchley Gardens in Maidstone which will be attended by the Mayor. All are welcome to attend.

Also expected to attend are representatives from the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion.

In the autumn of 2014 a coach party from Hollingbourne visited the French and Belgium WW1 battlefields to see the memorials of over 20 men who died there and who are listed on the Hollingbourne war memorial.

Please see below for more information about the event on 1st July 2016.