Elmbridge Museum Remembers

Elmbridge Museum is commemorating the end of War with educational events, exhibitions and historical walks.
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100 Years of the Great War - September 2018 to January 2019 at the Civic Centre, Esher.
From a leather German Despatch rider's helmet to a whisky bottle from the reunion of the SRA 244 regiment, '100 Years of the great War' exhibits some amazing items that illustrate the part Elmbridge played in the Great War.
Don't miss your chance to learn about the New Zealand war hospital of Mount Felix and the 'Watney Lot' from Weybridge.
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Women and the War Effort - from September to November 2018 at Cobham Library.
This exhibition by Elmbridge Museum in partnership with Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is an opportunity to learn how women played an influential role in the first world war by working in factories.
Messages from WW1 schools project - from 31 October to 6 December 2018,
Elmbridge Museum will work in partnership with 2 local schools on a project inspired by the silk postcards soldiers sent their loved ones. Children will design a postcard in the style of a WW1 silk with a message written in the role of a WW1 solider. Their postcards will be displayed alongside the original cards in the museum collection in a display case in their own schools.
Elmbridge Museum Family Fun - Saturday 10 November at Cobham Library from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Find out why the poppy flower is so significant and make your own poppy craft to mark Remembrance Sunday.
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History Walks with Elmbridge Museum Volunteers and Healthy Walks leaders:
• South Hersham Memory Walk 1918-2018 - Tuesday 18 September. Starts at 10.30am and finishes 12pm, followed by coffee at St Peter's Church. Meet at Hersham Community Centre.
• Cobham 1918 History Walk - Wednesday 19 September. Starts at 2.30pm and finishes at 4pm. Meet at St Andrew's Church, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EJ.
• Service, Sacrifice and Survival: Molesey in the Great War Walk – Wednesday 26 September. Starts at 10.30am and finishes at 12.30pm. Meet at Molesey Cemetery car park, Walton Road, Molesey.
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