The Great War


Wed, 04/08/2021


10:30 to 12:00



Contact name: 

David Brooks

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Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street

Also at 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

How did the Great War affect Epsom and Ewell? Learn about the first men to leave for the Front and how one of them became the borough’s most decorated soldier.

Discover the Grandstand War Hospital, its ghost and the 5,000 men who arrived from the University and Public Schools Battalion with nowhere to stay! Shiver at their ill-fated march on the Downs under Lord Kitchener’s eye, and their departure for France and the Somme. Find how the Manor and Horton War Hospitals treated thousands of wounded soldiers from all fronts, when the survivors of a sunken hospital ship caused an uproar.

And join Lord Rosebery, devastated by the death of his son, and discover the strange goings-on in Ewell and how the end of the War led to the death of an Epsom police officer in scenes of riot.