This Saturday 23rd May 2015, you are warmly invited to share your stories of the past at Merton’s Heritage Department.
3.30 – 4.00 For Valour: Merton’s V.C: Discover more about the
ordinary men, whose extraordinary bravery was honoured
with a Victoria Cross.
War Story Day
Morden Library, 23 May.
10am – 4pm. ADMISSION FREE
For information: Tel 020 8545 3239
Morden Library: Ground floor:
10.00 – 4.00 Fields Unsown : An exhibition by Attic Theatre about the use of
Morden Hall as a military hospital during the First World War
1.30 – 3.30 Children’s activities: A range of activities for children aged 6+. Make your own
wartime bi-plane; create a Remembrance poppy or colour wartime characters.
First Floor and adjoining café floor:
10.00 – 3.45 War Story Interviews: Help us to raise awareness of Merton’s heritage
by taking part in short filmed interviews about your relatives and their experiences
during the First World War, whether as combatants, war workers, conscientious objectors or wartime refugees.
10.00 – 12.00: The First World War on Film – A chance for visitors to view a range of
short archive films about life during World War One
10.00 – 4.00: Photographic displays about the First World War and Merton 1914 – 18
NOTE: Café Gusto will be serving a range of food and drinks throughout the day.
10.00 – 4.00 Photographic displays: Merton 1914 – 18 ( continued )
10.00 – 1.00 Access to the Archives : A chance for visitors to take a closer look at a
range of wartime records and memorabilia.
1.30 – 2.00 Meet the team: An opportunity for visitors to chat to some of our project
volunteers about their research into Merton’s wartime history.
2.00 – 2.30 The Quiet Before the Storm : Merton in 1914
This short illustrated talk will give an insight into life before the Great War.
2.45 – 3.15 Merton 1914 – 18: Combining historic photos and the reminiscences of local people,
this illustrated talk will give an insight into life in Merton during the First World War.