A Day to commemorate the end of fighting in the First World War: Epsom

31 August 2018 | Bethany Reynard

A free family event at Bourne Hall on 23rd September in gratitude for those who fought in the First World War

In the morning Bourne Hall Museum will be using re-enactors to give some idea of what life was like for the men at the front including a cook with his working stove, Padre, officer and troops with a Vickers Machine Gun! There will be displays and talks on feeding the troops, gas training, infantry weapons and machine-gunning. There will also be a field hospital with four nurses.

2pm to 4pm A Thank You Concert and Picnic organised by the British Legion, with performers including Oatlands Pipe Band, Ewell Castle School Choir, Epsom and Ewell Male Voice Choir and the singer Sandra Gaye. The concert will climax in a sing-song of the greatest hits of the time. Bring your picnic and join in with a big thank-you to the men and women who served in the Great War. There will be a stalls selling refreshments.

Do you have relations who lived in Epsom and Ewell and served in the Great War? We would like to hear from you – your family stories could form part of the day. See here on how to make contact.