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Second World War Reminiscences Project

WHEN: Friday 6th June 2014 from 10:30am-4pm


·         New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG

·         Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL 

Did you or a family member fight in the Second World War, serve as a nurse, Home Guard warden or experience the War as a child? Have you kept pictures, letters, postcards or souvenirs relating to World War Two? If so, we want to hear from you! On Friday June 6 (the 70th anniversary of D Day), Merton Music Foundation is inviting people from across the borough to share their family stories from World War Two onwards, as part of ‘Backstories’, an ambitious intergenerational project, involving the whole Merton community throughout 2014-15. 

Age Exchange, London’s leading Reminiscence Arts organisation, will lead this memory gathering project on family memories of the Second World War. Age Exchange will be recording, photographing and digitising any memories and memorabilia that you may have and want to share with the community. 

You can book a 30 minute slot (including photographing and scanning material) in advance. 

·         For appointments at NWT Studio, contact Andrew Alty: 0208 545 7909 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

·         For appointments at Morden Baptist Church, contact Elisabeth Wigley: 020 8640 5446 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Alternatively just come along to one of the venues with your memorabilia. The day will include live and recorded music from the 1940’s era, a photographic exhibition of Merton memories along with plenty of free tea, coffee and cakes. 

No story is too small. Please join us and help make sure your stories live on!

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