ILFORD HOSPITAL CHAPEL – OPEN DAY ON
SATURDAY, 14TH JUNE 2014
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Open 10 am to 5 pm
The Hospital Chapel is the oldest building in Redbridge, founded ca 1145 AD by the Abbess of Barking Abbey. The Chapel, like other buildings and organisations of the time endured the war years, which took place during the Chaplaincy of the Revd. W. Sparrow Simpson; - many of the men of the congregation and members of the choir, servers and other workers went off to join up and many of them did not return – many are remembered in the Chapel’s Resurrection Chapel. A lot of the women left behind helped to fill gaps and became post women, police women, drivers etc.
On this day when we remember, in addition to memorabilia stalls, there will be video displays of WW1 material and similar activities at the same time. There will be guided tours of the Chapel and refreshments will be available throughout.
At 3 pm to 5 pm there will be a performance of
A show consisting of the words and music of the Great War – staged by leading local performers Vivyan Ellacott, Reg Wheeler, and Loraine Porter together with Steven Day and Phillip Rowlands from the Kenneth More Theatre, and young people from the Palmerstone Stage School – involving these youngsters will be part of an ongoing wider educational programme.
Our guides, helpers and the performers are all giving their services free and there will be no charge for attending either the Open Day or the “Keep the Home Fires Burning” show.
Enquiries to Chapel Office: 020 8590 2098