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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

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

Le Quesnoy Liberation Day

The start of a week of WW1 Commemorations in Cambridge:Sunday 4 NovemberCambridge Town Hall PlazaVictoria Street, Cambridge5.00pm-10.00pmFree event Free hot chocolate, music and activities for the kids, food for sale. A Le Quesnoy Photographic Display on the plaza of the liberation and an Armistice Art Exhibition inside the Town Hall. Come along in French or period costume (prizes for the best dressed) and there will be berets to purchase on the night. At 9.00pm is a Sound & Light Show on the fr...

November 4, 2018

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

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...

March 1, 2013

​Le Quesnoy 2006

The reason for my overseas trip in 2006 was to tie up the research I had been doing for the past 18 years on Cambridge WW1 Soldiers by photographing the areas of battles, cemeteries and their headstones.My book ‘Cambridge WW1 - Something to Remember’ was published in 2000 and included our Cambridge soldiers who died in WW1, as well as what Cambridge was doing during 1914 - 1918....

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