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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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Resources for schools

Local schools are very welcome to bring groups to come and visit the Memorial Bells – a local war memorial in Plaistow.  It would be particularly relevant for a Key Stage 1 visit to a local war memorial, or KS3 or GCSE students looking at the First World War.

This website has lots of material you are welcome to use before and after your visit, and the War Memorials Trust has a new learning website specially designed to help teachers make the most of visits to war memorials. If you have visited the bells, we’d love you to share your learning with other teachers and students, and this section is designed for that.

If you would like to visit, please ring the church office on 020 7474 6603 to arrange a time and find out more, or fill in the form on the Contact Us page.

There is a small exhibition on the ground floor with material about the bells,  some of the men they commemorate, and the First World War – it was created by young people as part of this project, and you can see it on this website.

We also have a ‘virtual tour’ to enable anyone who can’t go up the stairs to the top of the tower to share the experience with the rest of the group – a laptop on the ground floor connected to a video camera in the belfry.

Although the church building is a work in progress, there is level access to the ground floor, new heating, and one set of new toilets including one fully accessible toilet.