Redbridge is commemorating the centenary of
the First World War with a programme of events taking place across
We are taking part in the UK-wide Lights Out event on
Monday 4 August. Lights out is an invitation to everyone to turn
off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August. The event is to
mark 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany, at 11pm on 4
Local organisations, businesses and community groups are being
encouraged to take part and register their buildings for the event
by 10 July 2014. Residents can also take part by turning all lights
off between 10pm and 11pm in the evening, leaving just a single
light or flame.
The following Council and Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure
buildings are confirmed to be taking part in Lights Out, more will
be added soon:
- Council offices at 17-23 and 22-26 Clements Rd, Ilford
- Ley St depot, Ley Street Rd, Ilford
- Queen Victoria House, Cranbrook Road, Barkingside
- Council Offices at 852 Cranbrook Rd, Barkingside
- Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Rd, Hainault
- Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre, Forest Rd, Hainault
- Redbridge Town Hall, High Rd Ilford
- Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford Bridge
- Orchard Housing Offices, Broadmead Rd, Woodford Green
- Allan Burgess Centre, Grove Park, Wanstead
- Centre for Independent and Inclusive Living Redbridge, South
Park Drive, Ilford
- Community Care Advice Centre, Aldborough Rd North, Newbury
- Elderberries Day Centre, Broadmead Rd, Woodford
- Kielder Close Day Centre, Kielder Close, Ilford
- Council Offices, 19 Mansfield Road, Ilford
- Mildmay Community Options Centre, Albert Rd, Ilford
- Woodbine Club, Woodbine Place, Wanstead
- Link Place, Bramston Close, Hainault
- Living Well Resource Centre, Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell
Find out more
about Lights Out here.
Organisations and communities can also register
a building to take part .
Events in July
Events in August
Poppies are being planted in prominent places
in the Borough. Existing summer wild flower meadows in parks
and open spaces are being over sowed with an enriched poppy mix to
provide a strong poppy theme.
Below is a list of sites:
- Goodmayes Park
- Elmhurst Gardens
- South Park
- Roding Valley Park, Roding Lane
- Ray Park (Picture to the
- Clayhall Park
- Valentines Park
- Redbridge Recreation
Big Red Read
Sean McMeekin's 'July 1914' is one of the books we are
reading as part of the
Big Red Read 2014. This book is an
account of the events between the assassination of the heir to the
Austrian throne in Sarajevo in June to the break out of First World
War in August.
First World War - can you
2014 marks 100 years since the start of the
First World War.
Redbridge is commemorating this significant
milestone in world history with a programme of events taking place
across the Borough, a major exhibition and a school education
We will also share snapshots of the Borough’s
memories, people and events to shine a light on the legacy of the
First World War in Redbridge.
Redbridge Museum would like to hear from local
people about their family stories. This can include information
about people living in Redbridge at the time of the War or from
people who have a connection with the borough today.
As they are unrepresented in the Museum's
records, we are particularly keen to hear from those from an
African, Caribbean or south Asian background whose ancestors may
have fought in the War.
Contact: email@example.com or
call 020 8708 2317.