Thursday 9th May 2019
Pay tribute to the men from Ticehurst and Wadhurst who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
Visit the graves of some of those named on our war memorials. See where the Royal Sussex Regiment fought. Take part in a ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, where a wreath will be laid in memory of our fallen, with our Legion Standard on parade.
This is a one day tour, leaving Ticehurst at about 6:00 am and returning by about 11:30pm. On our way to Ypres we will visit a number of places of interest, including the graves of some of the men whose names are on our War Memorials and other notable landmarks and battlefields.
Proposed Programme for the day
06:00 – Pick up opposite Bell Inn Ticehurst TN5 7AS
06:15 – Pick up Goudhurst
08:25 – Crossing via P&O Ferry
Ceremony at Le Touret Cemetery
Walk in the footsteps of The Royal Sussex along the Cinder Track
Visit the Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle
Pool of Peace at Messines Ridge
Vlamertinge New Military Cemetery – Major Adrian Drewe
Trenches and Museum at Sanctuary Wood
Supper in the Les Halles Restaurant Ypres
20:00 – Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate
22:50 – Crossing via Eurotunnel
23:45 – Return Ticehurst
View some images from the Goudhurst & Kilndown tour on Flickr: click