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Rannerdale World War One Commemorative Centre

A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.

Lord and Lady Bledisloe visiting a Rannerdale Veteran in the 1930s

The World War One Commemorative Centre will engage and educate our community about the First World War, Rannerdale's role in caring for Veterans, and will demonstrate the impact of the First World War on our community.
It will incorporate objects, sound and film archives, and interpretation on a 'museum wall', and will also include 100 year-old archival publications, contemporary books and a research desk.
Education resources link in with the current school curriculum, and visitors will have a reflective and memorable experience. 

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Rannerdale Manager, Steve Shamy, with some of the books to be included in the new library of the Centre
'An original 1924 site plan of Rannerdale, on loan to the Centre by a member of the public
This activity is being worked on from
1 July 2014
December 2014
Date added: 25 June 2014 | Last updated: 15 October 2014