how young men enthusiastically joined up at The Duke of York’s HQ and how those who stayed at home supported the war effort.
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the achievements of extraordinary local women from all walks of life. The activities of enterprising characters such as Katherine Furse, who founded the WRNS; Georgina Lee, who worked with the Belgian refugees; the sculptor Ann Achson, who made splints from papier-mâché and the women who built aircraft wings in Manresa Road.
how the war affected the daily lives of Chelsea residents both at home and overseas.
how Chelsea commemorated those who gave their lives for King and Country, culminating with a display of unique photographs of the Peace Day parade in Sloane Street.
the valuable and unusual contribution of the artistic community produced by the renowned Chelsea Arts Club.
with a smart presentation showing where the war casualties lived plus other interesting landmarks.
If you would like to attend one of our special events check back soon to see the full line up. Remember to tell your friends and family to come to see what we are up to. It’s a world away from today’s hustle and bustle and right on your doorstep.