Wandsworth and the First World War to End of Year

A broad range of events to remember the First World War in Wandsworth  is being put together put together.

The following are definite; others are still at planning stage, and more may be added up to the end of December 2014. Events are also being panned through to 2018.

2 September. SW11 Literary Festival. Paul McCue and Simon McNeill-Ritchie talk on their WW1 related publications.

15 September. The Wonderful World of the Women’s Institute. Talk by Mhairi Grealis. The WI was formed in the First World War. Streatham was a district of Wandsworth. www.streathamsociety.org.uk.   

16 September. The Final Whistle – talk by Stephen Cooper re-volunteers from Rosslyn Park Rugby Club. Civic Suite, Wandsworth High St

26 September. Zeppelin Nights. London in the FWW. Jerry White.  talks about his book. Wandsworth Historical Society.

20 October. Poetry of WWI. Dispklay of WWW1 Artfacts. Daphne Mrachant, Colin Crocker && Jull Dudman. Streatham Siociety. www.streathamsociety.org.uk.  

21 October. 11am. Inauguration of VC/GC Memorial Garden, Wandsworth Town Hall. Speaker: Lord Ashcroft. Followed by unveiling at Twyford Room (Civic Suite) if Signals Unit memorial board relocation.

23 October. Women at War in Battersea and Wandsworth. Talk by Sean Creighton. Battersea Society

October. Black History Month to occlude WW1 contribution by Commonwealth (then Empire) countries.

October-November. TARA Art’s play The Half Moon Camp, which aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the role of soldiers from the then Empire, notably India. Wandsworth launch/premiers and two weeks’ performance.

6-10 November. Emanuel School, SW11 – Roll of Honour.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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