Gala evening commemorates First World War centenary at Epsom Downs racecourse

Plaque commemorates inspection by Lord Kitchener on the Downs in 1915

Plaque commemorates inspection by Lord Kitchener on the Downs in 1915

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A gala evening of music and poetry will commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

The Epsom and Ewell Silver Band will perform in a concert which will also feature Epsom Male Voice Choir, Epsom Choral Society, Soundbytes, Ewell Ladies, The Downsmen and Rosebery School Girls' Choir.

When war broke out, a wing at the Grandstand was requisitioned as a hospital.

Injured servicemen were helped onto free seats at the spring meeting of 1916 - the last races held on the Downs for the rest of the war.

Epsom in Harmony; Duchess Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs; Friday, September 26, 7.30pm; from £12; visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk

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