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A Big Lunch with music and craft activities will be held on Sunday (August 10) as part of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Visitors can bring a picnic with them and listen to local singers and a brass band, gathering around the bandstand in Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone, between noon and 3pm, with organisers Maidstone council keeping its fingers crossed for good weather.
There will also be arts and crafts activities for any youngsters.
At the same time, a First World War bus will be stationed outside nearby Maidstone Museum in St Faith's Street.
The 1912 Maidstone and District Omnibus operated on the western front between 1915 and 1915.
A display of images from the war era will also continue, Maidstone Memories, at the Royal Star Arcade and The Mall, until Sunday. It has been organised by the Maidstone Area Arts Partnership, in partnership with Invicta Photographic Club, and funded by Maidstone council.
It includes images loaned from a number of sources including Maidstone Museum, Kent History and Archive Centre, the Royal Engineers Museum, the KCC Defence of Swale Project and various private collections.
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