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Dieppe Students Visit to East Sussex

Submitted on 14 November 2018 by STC Officers

On Saturday 3rd November a group of young students aged 15-19 from Dieppe visited East Sussex to pay tribute to the men who died during the First World War.    


In 2017 The City of Dieppe’s Youth Service asked for young people from Dieppe to come forward if they would be interested in becoming members of a group called Collectif devoir de mémoir (Memory Duty Collective). 


The group planned a trip to England to pay their respects and found it poignant to mark the Centenary year.    


The students were met bright and early at the Port by Lewes Councillor Robbie Robertson and headed straight off to Seaford Cemetery where they were met by Seaford Town Council’s Mayor Linda Wallraven, Young Mayor Dom Avey and Deputy Young Mayor James Jenkins.  They had a full packed day including meeting the Mayor of Brighton, Cllr Dee Simson, a trip to Newhaven Fort and Fish & Chips before heading back to Dieppe later in the evening!   


The team leader said “Well, well, well, it was a great day! Thank you to all the Mayors for hosting us and the Young Mayors and members!  It was a very special day and we loved this day! Thank you for your welcome, for Mayors' gift, and for the meeting with the Young Mayor and the Young Deputy.  You're wonderful!!”.

Deputy Young Mayor James Jenkins said “The day was brilliant and it was lovely to meet with other like minded students from another Country.  Dominic and I will stay in touch with the group and have been told that they will invite us over to Dieppe in the near future.  We would love to visit them”. 




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