“The Island of Ireland Peace Park” by Carole Hope
The Island of Ireland Peace Park near Messines includes an Irish round tower and numerous memorials which commemorate the soldiers from all parts of Ireland. The park was formally opened by the Irish President Mary McAleese who, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom and King Albert of Belgium, led the wreath-laying ceremony in the afternoon of 11 November 1998.
Carole will tell the story behind the construction of the park and the tower.
This meeting will be held in Cobham. Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door. This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker).
Members joining us at Cobham can use our new cashless card system and use their credit card/phone with the new reader that will be available at the signing in desk.
To help make things easier and safer, we are asking those coming to Cobham to bring their own mug for coffee or tea.
Carole’s talk starts at 8pm. Doors open at Cobham at 7:15pm and the meeting starts at 7:45pm.
The photo shows three pillars in the Peace Park commemorating the fallen of the three Irish Divisions. © John Green