The Colin Blythe Memorial at the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence will be the setting for Kent Cricket to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.
The newly refurbished Memorial carries the names of Colin Blythe and of all Kent’s first-class cricketers who died in the conflicts of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945. A number of corrections and names missing from the original list have now been added to the Memorial.
This short ceremony, to be led by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt. Rev. Trevor Willmott, will be followed by the Dedication of a Book of Remembrance, carrying the names of 31 Kent players who died in the two World Wars. It has been compiled by and donated to the Club, by the Kent Cricket Heritage Trust and will be displayed in a specially built cabinet in the Club offices.
The event will take place on the 8th November, the Anniversary of Colin Blythe’s death. It will commence at 11.30am and will be followed by a lunch in the Chiesman Pavilion at 12.30pm
It is intended that given the proximity to Armistice Day, the 8th November will become the date on which the Club remember the fallen in years to come.
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