Epsom and Ewell during the Great War - at Bourne Hall

Date: 

Tue, 20/12/2022

Time: 

14:00 to 15:30

Cost: 

£5

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

Contact email: 

Venue: 

Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
Ewell
KT17 1UF
GB

In 1914 Epsom was a small, self-contained town of 20,000 citizens, Ewell a village of 4,000 inhabitants People went to concerts and the newly invented moving pictures at the Public Hall, were loyal to a bewildering choice of eleven different churches and chapels, played football, cricket and tennis, and belonged to dozens of Clubs, Brotherhoods and Orders. The big family names, such as Glyn or Bridges, no longer owned most of the land; tradesmen were in the majority on the Urban and Rural District Councils. In the new municipal Rosebery Park, children sailed their boats Then came the war.! 

Leaving for France