Ice Age Ilford: An exhibition 150,000 years in the making
Tuesday 27 October - Saturday 4 June 2016
This major exhibition by Redbridge Museum brings to life the
lost world of the mammoths.
Over 150,000 years ago, Ilford was home to mammoths, elephants,
rhinoceros, giant deer, wild cattle and even lions.
Hundreds of their fossilised bones were unearthed in Ilford 150
years ago and are now in the collections of the Natural History
Museum and the British Geological Survey. In this special
exhibition some of these prehistoric bones are returning home for a
Come and explore Ilford's Ice Age, find out why animals became
extinct and learn about the Victorian fossil hunters who made these
Visitors will also come face -to-face with a life-size replica
of the skull of an Ilford mammoth. Prepare to be amazed!
Tuesday 29 September to Saturday 30 January 2016
Redbridge resident Fauja Singh, is believed to be the oldest
marathon runner in the world. Fauja ran his first marathon in 1999
aged 89 years old and finally retired from long-distance running
In this new small display, Redbridge Museum pays tribute to this
remarkable but modest local resident. Find out what made Fauja take
up running so late in life and share in some of the highlights of
This display features some of Fauja's awards, running gear and a
specially commissioned film about Fauja's life.
Redbridge and the First World War book and
This summer, Redbridge Museum will launch a brand new book and
website about the impacts of the First World War on Redbridge.
Both will be fully illustrated and feature extensive new
research not previously published.
Visit the new website www.redbridgefirstworldwar.org.uk
from late August.
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