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


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Events in November


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.

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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. Find out more about Lights Out here.


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.

First World War - can you help?

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 programme.

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: redbridge.museum@visionrcl.org.uk or call 020 8708 2317.

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