Join Kent Community Rail Partnership on a historical and evocative journey through Swale on a Southeastern Javelin High Speed train to commemorate Ambulance Trains used in the First World War.
During WW1 (1914-1918), the naval wounded were brought ashore at Queenborough and Chatham and a rail link extended as far as Scotland.
Ambulance trains were designed and built by the rail companies and were specifically for the transportation and treatment of the wounded.
Join us at Queenborough or Sittingbourne
Normal Rail Fares apply
Reserve your place at www.kentcrp.org.uk
Programme 20 November 2016
11:00-11:45 Queenborough Parish Church
Readings and music to commemorate the first world war.
12:00-12:15 Queenborough All Tide Landing
Re-enactment of landing the wounded from sea.
LUNCH - Please make your own arrangements - Options available in Queenborough
13:45 Queenborough Station
Re-enactment of the wounded embarking onto a train.
The train leaves Queenborough station at 13:55.
14:05 Sittingbourne Station
Large Screen Display and visit to Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS) in Forum Shopping Centre.
The train leaves Sittingbourne station at 14:55
15:18 Sheerness Station
15:40 Event finishes.
15:52 Javelin train departs Sheerness for Queenborough and Sittingbourne.