Redbridge and the First World War - An exhibition
11 November - 30 May 2015
This major exhibition by Redbridge Museum uncover some of the
local impacts of the First World War. Based on new research, the
exhibition explores how the war affected local life, the
international nature of the conflict and the family histories of
today's Redbridge residents. This display features a wealth of
historic objects, photographs and personal items, many on display
for the first time.
Launch of First World War book and website
This April, 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 April.
Venue: Redbridge Museum on the
Guests of the Nation Belgian Refugees - The First World
War and Redbridge
Tuesday 17 February – Sunday 31
An exhibition by Redbridge Museum In the first few months of the
First World War, several hundred Belgian refugees arrived in
Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford, where they found a home. This
Redbridge Museum exhibition explores where they stayed and what
life was like for them. Many stayed at Valentines Mansion and the display recreates one
of their rooms.
Open: Tuesday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Valentines Mansion & Gardens on the map
What's In a Name?
17 March-27 June
Where do you live? Redbridge, east London or Essex? Ilford,
Wanstead or Woodford?
The London Borough of Redbridge was created 50 years ago in 1965
but could things have turned out differently? In this new small
Redbridge Museum display, discover how and why 'Redbridge' was
created, where the name comes from and how the borough's boundaries
have been shaped by geography, history, religion and politics. Find
out about the meanings behind local place names and the other
boundaries that affect our daily lives.
There will also be a rare chance to see ceremonial items from
the old boroughs of Ilford and Wanstead and Woodford, including a
precious mace donated by Sir Winston Churchill.
- Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
- Saturday 10am-4pm
- Free admission
Museum on the map
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