What Are Your World War I Family Memories?


Bring your memorabilia to Wimbledon event

Do you have a family member who fought in the Great War, served as a nurse or who experienced the War on the Home Front?

Have you kept pictures, letters, postcards or souvenirs relating to World War One? If so, the New Wimbledon Theatre wants to hear from you!

Age Exchange, London's leading Reminiscence Arts organisation, is running a London wide Heritage Lottery Fund memory gathering project on family memories on the First World War. It takes place on Tuesday (February 4) from 10.30am-4pm at the New Wimbledon Theatre Studio.

Working in partnership with New Wimbledon Theatre Age Exchange will be recording, photographing and digitising any memories and memorabilia you want to bring along. 

No story is too small and your story will be added to the Europeana 1914-18 International Archive, telling the untold stories of WW1 and how it affected the lives of people in Merton. It will also inspire a new theatre production to be performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2014 by local young people. 

On the day there will be;

 - Music and songs from the period

 - A photographic exhibition of Merton memories from World War One.

 - Tea, coffee and cakes. 

You can book a 30 minute slot including photographing and scanning material in advance to tell your story by contacting Andrew Alty on 020 8545 7909 or by email at andrewalty@theambassadors.com or just get along to New Wimbledon Theatre Studio with your photos and memorabilia on February 4.

January 31, 2014