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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Find out more! Workshops start 4 August

By Philippa

Local Heroes: First World War Stories

5 August – 8 September 2014, Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm at Memorial Community Church in Plaistow

Are you interested in finding out about the impact of the First World War on people in Plaistow, and sharing their stories through art, writing or storytelling?

A series of six free workshops will be happening this summer in the church building, based around the 200 men whose names are cast into the Memorial Bells. They nearly all lived in local streets here in Newham, but died in far-off parts of the world during the First World War.

A researcher, an artist and a writer will be leading these creative workshops which will result in an evening of performance, an exhibition in Tower Gallery and a local history walk, all taking place this  Autumn. They will also be added to this website. This project marks 100 years since the the outbreak of the First World War, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contact David at Rosetta Arts on 0207 511 1117 if you would like to take part, or e-mail


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