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image for Outdoor Event item typeOperation Varsity

Outdoor Event, Sun 24 Mar 2019, free entry

Photo taken by Bryan Shaw

Photo taken by Bryan Shaw

Details

The Trustees and staff at Marks Hall Estate will be commemorating the anniversary of Operation Varsity at 11am at the Memorial Site. Following a 2 minute silence there will be the opportunity to lay a wreath and members of the local community are welcome to join us should they wish to mark the occasion.

The Operation on 24th March 1945 was part of the boldest, most successful and also the last airborne operation of World War II, a vital part of what became known as “The Rhine Crossing”.

Forty three gliders were flown from Earls Colne Airfield. The operation included over 1,500 aircraft and 1,300 gliders, both American and British. It was the largest single lift of airborne forces ever undertaken.

The Trustees and staff recognise the importance of marking this occasion and we hope you will be able to join us for this commemoration.

Arrival at 10:30am at the latest to allow time to walk to the Memorial Site. The service will begin at 11am.

Refreshments will be available at the Visitor Centre before and after the service.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: No dogs in Arboretum. Dogs permitted on Woodland Walks.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 24 Mar 2019 10:30 to 13:00

Prices

Free entry

Address

Marks Hall,
Coggeshall,
Essex,
CO6 1TG

Directions

See location of Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 840254  Lat: 51.89675 Long: 0.67285

By Road:
Between B1024 and A120 North of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: No dogs in Arboretum. Dogs permitted on Woodland Walks.