Redbridge is still 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 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
See more about the Redbridge and the First World War
Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War
An exhibition by Redbridge Museum
Tuesday 17 February to Sunday 31
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.
Free entry. Open during normal opening hours visit
Valentines Mansion website for more
Events in March (Women's History Month)
During the month of March there will also be an
exhibition showing Redbridge women at work, organised by
Information and Heritage in Collaboration with Eastside Community
Visit this display, Working Women at
Central Library during normal opening hours.
We also have two special events celebrating
Women's History Month both taking place at Wanstead Library:
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.
During 2014 poppies were planted in prominent
places in the Borough. Existing summer wild flower meadows in
parks and open spaces were 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