Epsom and Ewell in the Great War


Sat, 10/02/2024 - 13:00 to 14:30


13:00 to 14:30


£5 per child

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

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Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

In 1914 Epsom was a small, self-contained town of 20,000 citizens, Ewell a village of 4,000 inhabitants People went to concerts and the newly invented moving pictures at the Public Hall, were loyal to a bewildering choice of eleven different churches and chapels, played football, cricket and tennis, and belonged to dozens of Clubs, Brotherhoods and Orders. The big family names, such as Glyn or Bridges, no longer owned most of the land; tradesmen were in the majority on the Urban and Rural District Councils. In the new municipal Rosebery Park, children sailed their boats. Then came the war. Life would never be the same !

The UPS were stationed in Epsom.