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Redbridge is commemorating the centenary of the First World War with a programme of events taking place across the Borough.


Redbridge and the First World War: An ExhibitionRedbridge and the First World War Exhibition

11 November - 30 May 2015

This major exhibition by Redbridge Museum uncovers 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.

The display features a wealth of historic objects, photographs and personal items, many on display for the first time. The exhibition also includes films made by Wanstead High School students and artist Victoria Lucas, working with the Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

See more about the Redbridge and the First World War Exhibition.


First World War Stamp Exhibition

Redbridge Central Library will be hosting a First World War Stamp Exhibition in November.First World War Stamp

Find out more about the Stamp exhibition here.

Lights Out

Redbridge Council took part in the UK-wide Lights Out event on Monday 4 August. Lights out was an invitation to everyone to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August. The event marked 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany, at 11pm on 4 August 1914.

Several Council and Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure buildings took part in Lights Out.

Poppy Fields

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.Poppies in Ray Park

Below is a list of sites:  

  • Goodmayes Park
  • Elmhurst Gardens
  • South Park
  • Roding Valley Park, Roding Lane South
  • Ray Park (Picture to the right)
  • Clayhall Park
  • Valentines Park
  • Redbridge Recreation Ground

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.

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