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    150th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone, 17th June 2018

    Geoff Miles DL will be representing the Lord-Lieutenant at the 150th Anniversary Celebration being held at the Holy Trinity Church, Sandgate Road, Folkestone on 17th June 2018 at 10.30am. Holy Trinity Church is a striking Grade II listed building dating from 1868, with a commanding …

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  • The Lord-Lieutenant celebrates Queen and Commonwealth. (c) Robert Berry

    Lord-Lieutenant’s Annual Civic Service, Canterbury Cathedral, 20th March 2018

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, celebrated HM The Queen’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to the Commonwealth and its 53 Sovereign States at the annual Civic Service held in Canterbury Cathedral on 20th March. Statistically, half the population of Kent and Medway have ties to …

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  • Top table at the New Romney International Women's Day Charity Dinner. (c) Susan Pilcher, Footprints

    International Women’s Day Charity Dinner, Littlestone Golf Club, 8th March 2018

    It has become a well-established tradition for Councillor Patricia Rolfe, currently the Deputy Mayor of New Romney, to host an annual charity dinner for International Women’s Day. This year’s dinner, held at the Littlestone Golf Club, was extremely well supported by local women of all …

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  • 2018 Kent New Year Honours Announced

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours. Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander (CBE) Mr Howard RIDDLE (Bethersden). Lately, Chief Magistrate for England and Wales. For Services to the …

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  • The Princess Royal unveils the plaque to officially open the new Citizens Advice Swanley. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    Princess Royal’s Visit to Kent, 1st December, 2017

    The Princess Royal was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant when visiting the County on 1st December and was escorted to the following destinations – AC Goatham and Son Cold Storage Facility and Packhouse The Princess Royal  opened the new £10million Goatham packhouse and coldstore. Named the …

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    Westcliff Conservation & Community Association Plaque Unveiling, 24th November, 2017

    The Lord Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle attended the Westcliff Conservation & Community Association plaque unveiling ceremony at Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate on 24th November. The original plaque, unveiled in 1926 by the then Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor, was stolen in 2015 and …

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    Square Pegs honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, 23rd November, 2017

    Square Pegs, a youth arts organisation for people with special needs aged 7-25 exists for young people who don’t fit in with  mainstream activities because of learning or communication difficulties. The group  which started 12 years ago, were very proud to receive the Queen’s Award …

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  • The Lord-Lieutenant at the Rochester Remembrance Parade. (c) Symon Lock

    Remembrance Sunday, 12th November 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant and Peter Blackwell DL were in attendance at two of the many Remembrance Sunday Services held throughout the County on 12th November. The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Remembrance Sunday Service held at Rochester Cathedral, before attending the wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the …

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    Duke of Kent’s visit to the County, 9th November, 2017

    HRH The Duke of Kent  visited three very different venues when in Kent on 9th November – Folkestone’s New Museum HRH was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant  and escorted on a tour of Folkestone’s impressive new museum at the Town Hall  which The Duke of Kent …

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  • Smart on parade. Standard Bearers from Margate SCC TS Jamaica, Ramsgate and Broadstairs SCC TS Bulldog, and 2433 (Ramsgate & Manston) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets. © Barry Duffield DL

    Royal British Legion 70th Festival of Remembrance, Margate, 3rd November 2017

    The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, representing the Lord-Lieutenant, addressed the audience at the Royal British Legion’s 70th Festival of Remembrance held at the Winter Gardens, Margate, on 3rd November. The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance …

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