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Mayor of Gravesham joins ex-Merchant Navy in Commonwealth Day celebrations

PUBLISHED: 13:01 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:01 15 March 2016

Members of the Gravesend Merchant Navy group and their wives, including the deputy ltn of Kent, Rosemary Dymond, a supporter of the group

Members of the Gravesend Merchant Navy group and their wives, including the deputy ltn of Kent, Rosemary Dymond, a supporter of the group

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The group gathered yesterday (Monday)

A group of ex-Merchant Navy men joined by their wives marked Commonwealth Day yesterday in Gravesham town centre.

Joined by the Mayor of Gravesham, Mick Wenban, children from local schools and other local residents met at the Community Square to commemorate the event, which was celebrated across the country.

During the day, the mayor’s chaplain, reverend Jacqueline Littlewood praised the diversity in Gravesham in a speech.

Locals were then invited into the chamber to hear readings from school pupils.


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