Talk by Marian Mollett on Remembering in Kew: the history of the village’s war memorials

Date(s) - Monday 14 October 2024
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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One hundred years ago in the space of a few weeks, four collective war memorials were unveiled in Kew, the product of ambition and compromise. Meanwhile, individual remembrance developed in many forms. This talk will illustrate the rich variety of ways in which the dead of Kew were commemorated following the Great War.

Marian Mollett has always lived in Kew. She now realises it was perhaps odd to be buying First World War shell fuses as a child from Ian Sheridan’s shop by the station. Familiar with Kew’s memorials in open sight, and encouraged by our late Chairman and President, David Blomfield, she has written and spoken about them. During the course of that research, she became aware of more discreet forms of commemoration for Kew’s dead and survivors of the war.