Redbridge is commemorating the centenary of
the First World War with a programme of events taking place across
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
First World War Stamp Exhibition
Redbridge Central Library will be hosting a First World War
Stamp Exhibition in November.
Find out more about the Stamp exhibition
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.
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.