Special Train for the Cavell Van

Remembrance 2020 – The Centenary of the Unknown Warrior

This November we are marking the Centenary of the journey of the ‘Unknown Warrior’ from Dover to London in November 1920.  We are proud to be the home of the historic “Cavell Van” which transported the remains.  Plans had been in place for the van to be displayed at London Victoria Station to mark the Centenary, however due to Covid-19 pandemic these plans had to be abandoned.

The change of plans has given us the opportunity to have the Cavell Van on static display for visitors at Tenterden Town station.  This will be open 10am to 3pm during half term – Tuesday 27th October to Thursday 29th October plus Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 2020.

More significantly, the van will form part of a special centenary train at the Kent & East Sussex Railway, travelling from Tenterden Town to Northiam station after a short service at 10:45 on Armistice Day Wednesday 11th November 2020. You can book your tickets using the buttons below.