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ANZAC Day 2019 in Le Quesnoy France

ANZAC Commemorations in Le Quesnoy, France, will take place Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April.Saturday 27 April - Field Trip of Le Quesnoy and Environs, led by Herb Farrant. For more details please contact Herb Farrant, President of New Zealand Military Historical Society - https://www.nzmhs.org.nz/Home/.Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April - events organised by the Association Le Quesnoy Nouvelle-Zélande in Le Quesnoy. The ANZAC Service will be held on Sunday 28 April. Full details of these eve...

April 27, 2019

Documentary about Le Quesnoy

Documentary about Le Quesnoy to be screened on ANZAC Day... Veteran Documentaries by David Blyth to be screened ANZAC DAY April 25th 2019, include a wonderful documentary about Helen Pollock, sculptor, who talks about her WW1 Father at Le Quesnoy, and we see the unveiling of the Victory Medal at Le Quesnoy November 4 2018 at the unveiling of the Le Quesnoy Museum. Screening times for David's 5 documentaries: 1: NANCY WAKE REMEMBERED: MAORI TV 9:30am 25 MIN. Black Ferns, Women’s Rugby Team used...

April 25, 2019

ANZAC Day 2019 in Cambridge

A LIGHT SHOW on the evening of Wednesday 24th April, 7.00-9.30pm will have commemorative photos lit up on the front of the Town Hall, in honour of the Cambridge men who gave their lives in WW1. Then inside there is the ANZAC SALUTE CONCERT from 7.30pm-9.00pm, performed by the Cambridge Brass Band and Hamilton Big Band. Free entry. On ANZAC Day 25 April, there will be a Dawn service which will start at 6am, and a Civic service starting at 9am.  This is presented by the ANZAC and Armistice Re...

April 24, 2019

PAST EVENT Le Quesnoy Gathering

Join us as we start 2019 with a Le Quesnoy Friendship Gathering, Saturday 2nd March, 12noon-2.30pm, Cambridge Primary School Hall. · A Meet & Greet· Guest speakers from the Cambridge delegation who attended the 100 year commemorations in Le Quesnoy· Entertainment by the Cambridge Brass Band· Light refreshments provided. Free entry. A Cambridge Community Board & Cambridge Le Quesnoy Friendship Association event ...

March 2, 2019

PAST EVENT Armistice Day Commemorative Service

Cambridge Town Hall Plaza Victoria Street, Cambridge Parade and Commemorative Service For Armistice Parade departs Town Hall at 9.55am followed by Service on the plaza to commemorate the centenary of Armistice. Free eventFor full details of the week see Cambridge Commemorative Events...

November 11, 2018

PAST EVENT Armistice in Cambridge - Battle of Le Quesnoy

Mighty River Domain, Lake KarapiroThere will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Le Quesnoy 12.15pm commemorating the centenary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy.For full details about Armistice in Cambridge visit www.armisticeincambridge.co.nz or www.facebook.com/ArmisticeinCambridgeFor full details of the week see Cambridge Commemorative Events...

November 10, 2018

PAST EVENT ANZAC Day at Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy - it’s a special place for All New Zealanders in France, the town of Le Quesnoy liberated on November 4, 1918 by the NZ Regiment.The Story is told in a stained glass window in St Andrews in Cambridge, and in Le Quesnoy they have commemorated Anzac Day ever since. There is a big presence of Kiwis here in Le Quesnoy this year. There is the Tag Along Tour Group, a Group from high schools in Invercargill, and independent  tourists like Ray and I.We are being hosted by Alain and Mar...

April 25, 2018

PAST EVENT A very brief visit to Le Quesnoy​​

On November 3rd, 2008, after spending a couple of weeks touring the south and west of England, I headed off to France via the Eurostar train to Lille in northern France. I spent a few hours exploring Lille, then made my way via the domestic railway system (very impressive, and scheduled trains always seemed to run on time) to Cambrai where I was to base myself for several days.After having a good walk around Cambrai (and sampling some of the local food and beverages), I headed back to my motel f...

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