Elmbridge needs you as First World War 100th anniversary preparations get under way

Memories: What can you tell Elmbridge about WWI

Memories: What can you tell Elmbridge about WWI

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

As the 100th anniversary of the First World War approaches, the Riverhouse Barn is looking for personal stories dating back to the Great War.

Whether its photographs of your family members or loved one who may have served in the war, or pictures illustrating life in the borough during the war, the Walton venue needs you.

A panel of historians and experts will be on hand to peruse, collate, record and identify information on your loved ones through the photographs, letters, documents and memorabilia brought along.

The day will provide an insight into the war and will provide a platform to hear the stories of the names behind the war memorials placed across the borough and the county, while the venue’s cafe provides wartime treats.

Throughout the day, experts will remain on hand to answer any questions about the First World War as a lasting record of Elmbridge at War begins production.

Over the next four years, the Riverhouse Barn will be able to dip into the records to help with creative projects across the borough. Elmbridge Remembers Open Day; Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton; May 11, 11am to 4pm; anyone who can contribute to the displays should call 01932 254198 or email emily@riverhousebarn.co.uk.

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