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The society remembers the 100th Anniversary of the end of  the First World War on the 11th November 2018. 

There are various events taking place in the borough including the Croydon Central Library that members may be interested in attending. 

Armistice Day The Battle of the Somme with Nick Dobson - Saturday 10 November 2 - 3pm 

On 1st July 1916, the British Army suffered the blackest day in her military history with 57,000 casualties on the opening day of the Somme offensive. 100 years on, this event takes an illustrated look at the most controversial battle of the Great War in the words of the soldiers who took part. Free. Advanced booking required. Suitable for adults.

Please contact croydoncentrallibrary@croydon.gov.uk to book

Clocktower Late with the Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower  Friday 9 November 6 -9pm

World War 1 claimed the lives of over 2,500 men on active
service from Croydon. Join them at Croydon Clocktower for a free
event exploring the impact of the war in music, art, film and
much more. Activities will include an opportunity to view
the newly restored film Battle of Ancre in the David Lean
cinema, a sound installation showcasing Croydon’s Roll of Honour, poetry
readings in Central Library, musical performances and access to Museum of
Croydon’s World War 1 exhibitions. Grab refreshments from the Clocktower Café
and join us for a truly immersive evening. If walls could talk, explore the stories
they might tell.
For more information email museum@croydon.gov.uk
Telephone 0208 253 1023. Suitable for all ages.

We will also remember on November 9th 2018 that it will be the 2nd Anniversary of the tragic Croydon Tram Crash when seven people lost their lives in 2016. 

On November 9th the borough will reflect on what was one of the darkest days Croydon has ever experienced when a memorial service will be held in New Addington. 

Croydon Council has organised a short event at Central Parade in New Addington at 11am on Friday November 9.  The event will be attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, and will include those directly affected by the derailment, as well as representatives of agencies, charities and volunteers who helped in the aftermath.

Epilepsy Action is a national support group for those with epilepsy and their carers. They can provide detailed medical information on epilepsy in the form of leaflets. There helpline number is Freephone 0808 800 5050.

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Dawn Gibbons, Honorary Secretary