Mark Connelly: Ypres


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Mark Connelly: Ypres


Mark Connelly: Ypres - Transforming a Belgian City into an Outpost of the British Empire, 1919 - 1939 

As soon as the war ended, visitors began to arrive. Some wanted to find out where loved ones had fought and died while others wanted to see something of the reality of the battlefields for themselves. 

Mark Connelly is a Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kent. He works closely with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has assisted the Department of Culture, Media and Sport with its activities during the First World War centenary. 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Centre is on the A229, on the 2nd roundabout between junction 6 of the M20 and Miadstone Town Centre. 

Free designated parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the building. 27 Pay & Display spaces by the riverside near the library on James Whatman Way. Nearest long stay car park are at Maidstone East Station and Fremlin Walk. There is also plenty of cycle parking at the front of the building.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Maidstone East.

Bus routes 101, 150 & 155 stop at the side of the building. 

Opening Times

Season (15 July 2019)

* Event time: 1pm - 2pm


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