Tag Archives: First World War

Keep the home fires burning: WWI exhibit extended to April

And some said it would be over by Christmas… The acclaimed Remembering 1916 exhibition at Whitgift School, which was due to close yesterday, has had its run extended until April 2017. Since the exhibit, comprising of hundreds of artefacts from … Continue reading

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100 years on from the start of the Somme: We remember them

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World War I Centenary Concert, Ruskin House, Nov 2

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Norwood Society to look at local stories of the Great War

The next meeting of the Norwood Society, being staged next Thursday, September 18, will look at “Researching Upper Norwood’s glorious dead of the Great War”. Jerry Green will talk about the local people who died in the war, their backgrounds … Continue reading

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World War I memorial service, Coulsdon Memorial Park, Aug 24

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August 4 – A hundred years on: Croydon remembers

Hundreds of local people in communities across the borough, have been attending services and wreath-laying ceremonies at churches and war memorials yesterday and today, the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War. In Old Coulsdon, after a service … Continue reading

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Attention! CODA brings Morpurgo’s war drama to the stage

Metal Monkey Theatre, in association with the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA), is staging a production of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning First World War story, Private Peaceful, at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton this month. Over the course … Continue reading

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