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First World War trip for residents to be funded by the council

PUBLISHED: 10:08 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:08 15 April 2014

Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial Ypres, Belgium. Photo credit: Chris Radburn

Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial Ypres, Belgium. Photo credit: Chris Radburn

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The two-day trip, including overnight stay, is on offer for those who express an interest to the council.

Dartford borough council leader Jeremy Kite. Photo credit: Chaotic HouseDartford borough council leader Jeremy Kite. Photo credit: Chaotic House

Resident accepted onto the trip will have a chance to reconnect with their family’s history and visit sites in the Somme and Ypres.

Cllr Jeremy Kite, leader of Dartford Borough Council, said: “We’re pleased to be able to offer this trip to residents as part of our First World War commemoration events.

“I know there are a lot of people in the area whose family members fought in the Great War and they will want to make this interesting and potentially emotional commemorative journey.”

Places on the trip are limited, in the event of over-subscription an independent panel will allocate places.

Residents wanting to go on the trip should email their story and contact details to theleader@dartford.gov.uk


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