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Exhibition: 60 years of Cadets Freedom of Hedon

Hedon Museum is to hold an Exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary (60 years) of the Army Cadets Freedom of Hedon. It will be held from Saturday 22 May 2021 until Saturday 17 July 2021.

MOST CIVIC events in Hedon have benefitted from the presence of troops from the Army Cadet Force. There has always been a special relationship between the town and the cadets. This relationship was cemented in 1960 with the granting of the Freedom of Hedon to the cadet force.

The Freedom of Hedon confers the rights of cadets and their instructors to march through the town with flags flying and drums playing. A special scroll in a small wooden chest grants the privilege. On Freedom Parades the chest is ceremonially presented to the Mayor for inspection. 

Freedom of Hedon parade Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadets in 2012. The wooden chest contains the Freedom Scrolls.

An Exhibition is being staged to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary (60 years) of the Cadets Freedom of Hedon. The event postponed from last year will open at the museum from Saturday 22 May until Saturday 17 July 2021.

Note: Necessary COVID-19 measures will be in place.


FROM 22 MAY 2021: Hedon Museum has a permanent exhibition downstairs and regularly changing exhibitions upstairs. There is a modern stairlift to reach the exhibition room. The museum has a ‘Photo Album Corner’ where you can sit and look through photos of people and places in the area – and you might be able to help us identify some of these.

On a museum open day on Wednesday and Saturday, look out for the signs and noticeboards around town guiding you to the entrance via Watmough’s Arcade.

Free Admission. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. Books and souvenirs for sale.

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1 thought on “Exhibition: 60 years of Cadets Freedom of Hedon

  1. I joined the Army Cadet Froce in 1959 the Sereant Major was [George Hopper] i was 12 years old we had some good time

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